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Parker Hageman
02-28-2012, 11:33 AM
Cody Christie started a fairly popular thread when he asked the question what everybody's favorite baseball movie is (http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php?242-Favorite-Baseball-Movie). I'm heading in the opposite direction and will ask what everybody's LEAST favorite baseball movie is. I'll kick things off by recommending Summer Catch as the worst baseball movie I have ever seen. How about you?

NHDadUmp
02-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Summer Catch!

Kirsten Brown
02-28-2012, 11:39 AM
The Scout.

Seth Stohs
02-28-2012, 11:46 AM
The Scout was bad. I'm weird, but The Natural is way too boring for me to ever watch again.

Parker Hageman
02-28-2012, 11:48 AM
The Natural is way too boring for me to ever watch again.

This should get you expelled from TwinsCentric.

Axel Kohagen
02-28-2012, 11:55 AM
This should get you expelled from TwinsCentric.

Especially considering the strength of the novel by Malamud. I argue the novel The Natural is very nearly a baseball horror novel.

Axel Kohagen
02-28-2012, 11:57 AM
There will never be a worse insult to the game of baseball than the baseball-playing wretchedness in Twilight. Ty Cobb's ghost should have spiked each and every damned sparkly vampire in his or her face.

I'd like to think there's still time for this to happen.

Thrylos
02-28-2012, 12:11 PM
A league of their own. Interesting story, horrible baseball.

Pat McEnroe
02-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Fever Pitch. What was up with letting Fallon and Barrymore run around on the field after the Red Sox won?..as if waiting 86 years wasn't bad enough. Then seeing the movie there was absolutly no point of that scene. Won't make the mistake of watching that one again.

Also man is The Natural novel bad. I don't think I've ever seen another movie that was so much better than the book.

clem18532
02-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Has anyone seen the Scout? haha wow, talk about outlandish story lines.

Then, Fever Pitch over Summer Catch over Ed

Seth Stohs
02-28-2012, 01:02 PM
This should get you expelled from TwinsCentric.

NO! Not that... Anything but that!!! :rolleyes:

James
02-28-2012, 01:05 PM
I'm going to have to go with Ed. Joey from "Friends" and a chimp? You really can't have a baseball movie worse than that.

Fanatic Jack
02-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Best movie is The Natural. The worst for me is Major League 3.

minn55441
02-28-2012, 04:24 PM
What are you talking about, I loved the Scout and Fever Pitch!!

The scene in Fever Pitch, where the season tickets arrive it a classic. I'm still waiting to run out in the snow barefoot to greet the mailman with my tickets.


The first hour of the Scout is very funny, it did seem to drag on once they made it back to New York, but then again, I always thought that was just me hating the Yankees.

Kirsten Brown
02-28-2012, 04:25 PM
The Natural is way too boring for me to ever watch again.

I'm with Seth...I'm not a fan of The Natural. I don't like obvious, hit-me-over-the-head cinema cliches. Do we really need to see Glenn Close in a white dress, with a white hat that looks like a halo, completely backlit, with romantic blurriness to understand that she's his angel? And that's just ONE of the many, many cliches in that movie.

powrwrap
02-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Can't say which is the worst baseball movie I've seen but I have no love for Field of Dreams. Overwrought mawkish and maudlin sentimentality. (Redundancy deliberate, like the movie.)

Cody Christie
02-28-2012, 05:16 PM
Sandlot 2 or Sandlot 3. Not sure why they wanted to re-make a good movie. Plus one of the re-makes follows the basic plot line from the original movie.

jtrinaldi
02-28-2012, 05:17 PM
fever pitch was bad just because of the dumb drama that they tried to bring into the movie, otherwise it woulda been good

dave_dw
02-28-2012, 05:46 PM
It HAS to be For the Love of the Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Love_of_the_Game_%28film%29). First of all, Kevin Costner plays for the Tigers. Secondly, it revolves around one of the most unlikely baseball events, the perfect game. Third, Costner is the WORST ACTOR EVER in this movie!

Evan Grabouski
02-28-2012, 11:56 PM
Hated The Natural.

PurplePete
02-29-2012, 08:37 AM
While Major League 3 is bad simply for the reason they should have never made it (along with Major League 2), I can't stand Little Big League. That movie alone put the Twins franchise back 5 years.

LimestoneBaggy
02-29-2012, 08:51 AM
Major League 3 was pretty terrible, but I have to go with Ed (If you don't remember Matt LeBlanc and a monkey [not worth looking up whether it was a chimp, or otherwise] I don't blame your mental dump).

Now for some housekeeping. Thrylos, League of Thier Own is hilarous (just don't watch the baseball playing, it helps). If you missed Powrwrap's member picture, go look now. Priceless.

jlichty
02-29-2012, 09:24 AM
but rookie of the year is perhaps the worst of them all. I dont like Field of Dreams or the Natural either.

Axel Kohagen
03-01-2012, 12:55 PM
I never saw Rookie of the Year, but the line "Funky Butt Lovin'" on the previews made me laugh for a whole summer. I don't know why.

Just finished watching For the Love of the Game and couldn't have hated it more. During the movie, I couldn't think of a reason why anyone would fall in love with Kelly Preston's character. At least the masseuse from early in the movie was hotter and less of a grab bag of 90s/00s female character cliches. Might as well have just had the role played by Lisa Loeb.

Seth Stohs
03-01-2012, 01:29 PM
I'm a fan of For the Love of the Game... and, "Funky Butt Lovin'" has kept me laughing ever since... I still throw it out from time to time!

FishingMN
03-01-2012, 03:23 PM
Hated The Natural as well.

John Bonnes
03-01-2012, 03:48 PM
Do we really need to see Glenn Close in a white dress, with a white hat that looks like a halo, completely backlit, with romantic blurriness...

Yes. Yes we do.

gil4
03-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Sandlot 2 or Sandlot 3. Not sure why they wanted to re-make a good movie. Plus one of the re-makes follows the basic plot line from the original movie.

I didn't even know they had a 2 and 3, and I never could even make it through the original.

Jim Crikket
03-01-2012, 04:23 PM
When I noticed the topic, I thought this was going to be easy. "Bang the Drum Slowly" stands out in my mind as one of the few movies I've ever paid to see in a theatre that I absolutely hated (usually, there's something about the movie that I expect to like if I'm going to pay to see it). The baseball scenes were flat awful, even by that era's low standards.

But after reading all of the prior comments, I find myself saying, "Oh yeah, that one was bad," an awful lot. I'm not as big a fan of The Natural as a lot of people, but I don't hate it. I excused the baseball in "League of Their Own" because, well, it was girls playing baseball, after all (excuse me while I duck).

Most of the sequels were just bad, but that's expected of sequels, so when I have low expectations, I don't deduct points for those expectations being met. Low budget comedies with a baseball theme or backdrop are in the same vein. It's like a baseball episode of a TV sitcom, you know they aren't going to worry about realism or "getting the baseball right," so when they don't, I don't really care.

TwinsArmChairGM_Jon
03-01-2012, 04:51 PM
The Scout was bad. I'm weird, but The Natural is way too boring for me to ever watch again.

In response to Seth's request to throw Parker out of TwinsCentric for this, I vote aye. Aaand the "ayes" have it. Is there a TwinsDaily Kangaroo Court we can bring this up in?

Nicholas Mueller
03-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Mr. 3000, because it has Bernie Mac in it.

gil4
03-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Angels in the Outfield

gil4
03-01-2012, 09:16 PM
In response to Seth's request to throw Parker out of TwinsCentric for this, I vote aye. Aaand the "ayes" have it. Is there a TwinsDaily Kangaroo Court we can bring this up in?

Seth is normally pretty reasonable (plus he's one of the site owners), so I'll forgive the transgression and vote No. If it was anyone else... (looking at you, FishingMN) :)

MileHighTwinsFan
03-01-2012, 09:22 PM
For the Love of the Game in a landslide. The lack of chemistry between Costner and Kelly Preston was awful. The back and forth between the game and his personal life was annoying. Anyone who says The Natural or Field of Dreams are not good baseball movies are just taunting those of us who are true baseball fans.

prairiejack
03-01-2012, 09:54 PM
Second Bad News Bears movie was worse than bad news. Never cared much for For the Love of the Game (or something like that) either.

Bohemian Club
03-01-2012, 11:05 PM
Worst movie is The Natural because it destroyed the ending of the book. Bad movie, bad bad movie.

Ressioria
03-02-2012, 03:20 AM
I am novel,predisposition you a happy age!

Sarah
03-04-2012, 02:23 PM
AMEN to "For the Love of the Game." I felt bad saying I hated that movie since I'm a baseball fan but Kevin Costner really was awful and it just seemed really contrived. Dragged on and on!!

shawntheroad
03-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Any Bad News Bears sequel

woolhouse
03-09-2012, 11:57 AM
Probably doesn't count, but does anyone remember the Fox sitcom about baseball starring Joe Rogan, Mike Starr, and the police chief from "Law and Order: SVU?" It wasn't a movie, but the fact that 6 episodes of it aired should count towards something. It was basically a sitcom version of "Major League" that wasn't funny and rarely showed any actual baseball being played.

And I'm trying to remember the name without Googling it.

gunnarthor
03-09-2012, 12:44 PM
The Scout and Ed were pretty bad but everyone knew it going in. Angels in the Outfield and Rookie of the Year were kid movies about baseball. But "For the love of the Game" was supposed to be a good film, with good actors and directors. And it really sucked.

gunnarthor
03-09-2012, 12:45 PM
Probably doesn't count, but does anyone remember the Fox sitcom about baseball starring Joe Rogan, Mike Starr, and the police chief from "Law and Order: SVU?" It wasn't a movie, but the fact that 6 episodes of it aired should count towards something. It was basically a sitcom version of "Major League" that wasn't funny and rarely showed any actual baseball being played.

And I'm trying to remember the name without Googling it.

Wasn't it "Hardball?"

mysonlikes7
03-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Angels in the Outfield.

mysonlikes7
03-09-2012, 01:47 PM
I know is a blog about the worst movies, but a very underrated movie that some people might not have seen is Long Gone. I think it was a HBO movie. It stared William Petersen (Stud Cantrell), Virginia Madsen (Dixie Lee Boxx) and Durmot Mulroney (Jamie Donn Weeks). It followed the Tampico Stogies, a St. Louis Cardinals minor league team in the 1950s. Check it out if you can find it. I think it is only available on VHS though.

woolhouse
03-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Wasn't it "Hardball?"

Probably. That sounds right. I didn't think it was, what with the Chris Matthews' show of the same name.

Parker Hageman
03-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Yup, Hardball. You can watch the series here: http://www.tv.com/shows/hardball-1994/

Brandon Warne
03-14-2012, 09:26 AM
Let me throw this one into the mix....I've heard good and bad things about "The Fan"

StormJH1
03-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Has anyone seen the Scout? haha wow, talk about outlandish story lines.

Then, Fever Pitch over Summer Catch over Ed
I've only seen bits and pieces of Summer Catch, but I had to share that I listened to a podcast with the director of that movie, and he said that Freddie Prinze Jr. was the worst athlete he's ever had to work with in a sports movie. He said they had to do tons of work to make it look like it was actually him throwing the ball, and that it would have been easier if they case Jessica Biel as the pitcher.

Neinstein
03-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Ed, Summer Catch, Rookie of the Year...

If you haven't heard of it, I really liked The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings.

WJ
03-23-2012, 02:58 PM
Cobb and The Babe were absolutely horrendous. As was the Billy Bob Thornton remake of The Bad News Bears.

Jim Crikket
03-23-2012, 04:30 PM
... it would have been easier if they case Jessica Biel as the pitcher.

OK now THAT I would have watched... probably more than once.

Curt
03-24-2012, 06:56 PM
It would be one I never watched. After seeing commercials for it, I was too appalled to see The Babe with John Goodman as a buffoonish version of The Bambino. I would love to see a real movie about the real Babe.

danoo
03-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Sandlot 3 is perty bad

william.m.potts
03-25-2012, 10:08 AM
Was it "the Rookie"? The one with the Twins farm team and he made it to the Majors. I think Tom Selleck, no it was "MR. Baseball"!

raykinsella
03-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Whatever the heck 'maudlin sentimentality' and 'mawkishness' is, I must crave it.

krada1212
04-01-2012, 08:57 PM
Mr. 3000. ugg.

striker_86
04-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Mr. 3000. ugg.

Mr 3000 was baaaad