I was flipping through the TV the other night and cam across an old favorite of mine, The Sandlot. I remember watching this movie over and over as a kid. I honestly have no idea how many times I watched it.
Once I saw this on the TV, I had to sit and watch the whole thing. It was like I was completely sucked into the movie and after what felt like only 10 minutes, it was over. And I enjoyed every minute of it just as much as I did when I was 12.
Even now, as an adult, when I watch this movie, I still know nearly the whole thing by heart. I still laugh at Squints faking drowning to kiss Wendy Peffercorn. I still laugh when the boys all decide to take a chew. I still laugh when the boys play the other team of boys. I absolutely LOVE this movie.
But one thing about me is that I grew up in a baseball family. I grew up watching baseball in the summer. I started playing T-Ball before I was even in school. I played softball all the way through high school and even a little beyond. I played ball for the school team, then when school would let out for the summer, I would play on a summer team. I love this sport, and as a result, I also love just about all baseball/softball movies. The Sandlot is just one of many baseball movies that I will never get tired of.
So, if you're in the mood for some good baseball flicks, here are a few of my faves:
- The Bad News Bears
- Bull Durham
- Field of Dreams
- A League of Their Own (another one of my FAVES)
- Major League
- The Natural
- The Rookie
- Rookie of the Year
- The Scout
Do you have any favorite baseball movies? Or, are there any other sports movies that you love?
Tell me all about it!