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Fenway
01-27-2011, 06:59 PM
Best baseball movie quote - discuss

Daver
01-27-2011, 07:20 PM
"Some of these guys are dead"

102605
01-27-2011, 07:26 PM
If you build it, he will come

Orta 4-6-3
01-27-2011, 07:54 PM
"God, I love baseball."

tebman
01-27-2011, 08:10 PM
"Some days you win. Some days you lose. And some days it rains."

RadioheadRocks
01-27-2011, 08:11 PM
Tanner: "Hey Yankees, you can take your apology and your trophy and shove 'em straight up your ass!"

Lupus: "Yeah, wait 'til next year!"

soxfanatlanta
01-27-2011, 08:19 PM
"I guess I started my slide too soon"

The Stratton Story

TomC727
01-27-2011, 09:22 PM
You may run like hayes but you hit like ****

spawn
01-27-2011, 09:39 PM
"Hey dad? You wanna have a catch?"

chisoxfanatic
01-27-2011, 09:45 PM
fsw1xWRhxac
"HOT ICE...I heat up the ice cubs...It's the best of both worlds!!!" :rolling:

GoGoCrede
01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
"Hey dad? You wanna have a catch?"

I burst into tears every time. I think it's one of the best movie quotes, period.

SephClone89
01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
"Hey dad? You wanna have a catch?"

Boo.

You don't "have a catch"! You "play catch"!

spawn
01-27-2011, 09:57 PM
I burst into tears every time. I think it's one of the best movie quotes, period.
Me too.
Boo.

You don't "have a catch"! You "play catch"!
Um...ok. :shrug:

MarkZ35
01-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Not the best but it sounds perfect coming from Crash Davis:

Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the *****, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Another honorable mention:

You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Lollygaggers!
Lollygaggers

JermaineDye05
01-27-2011, 10:47 PM
Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on?

Noneck
01-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Boo.

You don't "have a catch"! You "play catch"!

Having a catch sounds like someone has some sort of disease.

DSpivack
01-27-2011, 11:00 PM
"The post game show is brought to you by... Oh, Christ, I can't find it."

"That's all we got, one god damn hit?"
"You can't say god damn on the air."
"Oh, no one's listening."

"So, anything to add."
"Nope."
"He's not the best color man in the business for nothing!"

GoGoCrede
01-28-2011, 01:13 AM
Boo.

You don't "have a catch"! You "play catch"!

Oh, okay.

The actor who played his father lost his own father a few days before he shot that scene. For anyone who has the DVD, check out the interview with him It's very emotional - the actor himself cried. I bawled.

ComiskeyBrewer
01-28-2011, 02:28 AM
Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on?

+1, i love that quote.

VenturaFan23
01-28-2011, 07:17 AM
Major League:
"Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curve ball?"

"I've had it with this nickel and dime stuff! I'm gonna get that bitch on the phone!"

"Heywood's a convicted felon isn't he Monty?"
"Doesn't really say it here."
"Well he should be."

Major League 2:
"Back goes Cerrano. He'll need a rocket up his ass to catch this one...."

"Forget the damn bird! Run! Run!"

"Hey Parkman, how you doing?"
"Look at the scoreboard Buddha, I'm doin' fine."

illinibk
01-28-2011, 09:59 AM
"Some of these guys are dead"

"This guy here is dead!"

"Well cross him off then."

MisterB
01-28-2011, 11:12 AM
"Heywood leads the league in most offensive categories, including nose hair. When this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor. "

Bruizer
01-28-2011, 12:13 PM
Best baseball movie quote - discuss

Great Sig photo, Fen! I had to google it to see the story behind it. Sox score 4 unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth to win it even though they were no-hit. July 1, 1990. You can see the new stadium in the background.

Zisk77
01-28-2011, 12:20 PM
Not the best but it sounds perfect coming from Crash Davis:

Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the *****, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Another honorable mention:

You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Lollygaggers!
Lollygaggers

I gotta agree with the 1st diatribe except the L.H. oswald stuff....just no way physically possible.

Zisk77
01-28-2011, 12:23 PM
Major league:

Boston Catcher: Jake what are you doing back up here?

Jake: Couldn't cut it in the Mexican league.

Nellie_Fox
01-28-2011, 12:32 PM
I gotta agree with the 1st diatribe except the L.H. oswald stuff....just no way physically possible.We will NOT be discussing this.

mrfourni
01-28-2011, 12:48 PM
Marla Hooch...What a Hitter!

PaleHoser
01-28-2011, 01:51 PM
"You play ball like a girl!"

cws05champ
01-28-2011, 02:12 PM
"He's not gonna want to walk you so look for low and away.....but watch out for in your ear"

JermaineDye05
01-28-2011, 02:15 PM
A close second for me behind my original quote:

By the way, I loved you in The Wizard of Oz

MhU-5M-VR0s

stl_sox_fan
01-28-2011, 03:15 PM
(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001636/)Jane: I've heard police work is dangerous.
Frank: It is. That's why I carry a big gun.
Jane: Aren't you afraid it might go off accidentally?
Frank: I used to have that problem.
Jane: What did you do about it?
Frank: I just think about baseball.

Oblong
01-28-2011, 04:01 PM
From the list I picked "There's no crying in baseball".

I love that line because that's Tom Hanks right at the moment before he became Mr. Superstar. Until then he was just the dopey love interest everyman. Philadelphia came out later that year followed by Gump, Apollo 13, etc. Joe Posnanski wrote a great column a few years ago comparing the careers of Hanks and Steve Guttenberg and how at one point you'd have picked Guttenberg.

My favorite lines are the ones that you can use in other places. Lou Brown quotes are good for that.

spawn
01-28-2011, 04:17 PM
"Is this heaven?"
"No...it's Iowa."

mrfourni
01-28-2011, 04:26 PM
"Is this heaven?"
"No...it's Iowa."

For my friends from the University of Iowa, I always go with this line:

Karen: They'll come to Iowa City. They'll think its really boring.

gogosox675
01-28-2011, 04:29 PM
Pretty much anything Bob Uecker said in Major League. He cracks me up every time.

Gavin
01-28-2011, 05:14 PM
You love the Red Sox, but have they ever loved you back?

In a lot of ways Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are this generation's Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I think everyone who loves the Red Sox as much as I do should vote for this one and I'm glad it's included on the list.

gobears1987
01-28-2011, 05:21 PM
You love the Red Sox, but have they ever loved you back?

In a lot of ways Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are this generation's Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I think everyone who loves the Red Sox as much as I do should vote for this one and I'm glad it's included on the list.

I just vomited in my mouth at that comparison. I guess it's safe to say this generation officially sucks then.

As for quotes, just about any thing from Major League works. Especially from Harry Doyle.

PaleHoser
01-28-2011, 05:25 PM
One I should from a baseball context, though not a baseball movie:

"Hey look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!"

TomBradley72
01-28-2011, 05:44 PM
From "Field of Dreams":

Terrence Mann:

"Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."

Moonlight Graham:

"Well, you know I... I never got to bat in the major leagues. I would have liked to have had that chance. Just once. To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That's my wish, Ray Kinsella. That's my wish. And is there enough magic out there in the moonlight to make this dream come true?"

NLaloosh
01-28-2011, 07:29 PM
"Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show once for 21 days - the 21 greatest days of my life." - Crash Davis

Viva Medias B's
01-28-2011, 07:50 PM
"For us, baseball was just a game. But for Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez, baseball was life."

cards press box
01-28-2011, 09:43 PM
"From here on in, I rag nobody."

-- Henry "Author" Wiggin from Bang The Drum Slowly

Oblong
01-28-2011, 09:44 PM
The trouble with Field of Dreams for me is that I don't really consider it a baseball movie. I love the movie though.

"You put snot on the ball?"

"Ahh... Jesus.... I like him. But he no help with curveball"

"Barkeep, Jobu needs a refill"

"Come on Dorn, get in front of the damn ball. Don't give me this ole bull****."

Zisk77
01-28-2011, 10:01 PM
Strikeouts are fascist. Throw some groundballs its more democratic.

SephClone89
01-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Strikeouts are fascist. Throw some groundballs its more democratic.

No politics means no politics.


"And for the Indians, that's one run on, let's see...one hit? That's all we had, one goddamn hit? [Monty: You can't say "goddamn" on the air!] Don't worry; nobody's listening anyway."

thomas35forever
01-28-2011, 10:22 PM
I voted for the Tom Hanks quote, but here's another one I like:

"Remember kid, there's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you'll never go wrong."

Red Barchetta
01-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Another vote for Crash Davis - "Anything hit that far should have a stewardess on it!" :D:

or

"You couldn't hit water if you fell out of a &%#! boat!"

Zisk77
01-28-2011, 11:26 PM
Free mustache rides for all the ladies - Mr. baseball

Domeshot17
01-28-2011, 11:34 PM
The fact a qoute from the worst baseball movie ever made it over about 200 Major League-isms makes this thread a joke.

That said, how about a little Rube Baker:

"Women, can't live with um, and they can't pee standing up"

Viva Medias B's
01-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Free mustache rides for all the ladies - Mr. baseball

http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/boers.jpg?w=135&h=90&crop=1
By cracky!

cub killer
01-28-2011, 11:39 PM
That said, how about a little Rube Baker:

"Women, can't live with um, and they can't pee standing up"
The best variation of this quote is:

Women, can't live with um, pass the beernuts.

GoGoCrede
01-28-2011, 11:54 PM
You love the Red Sox, but have they ever loved you back?

In a lot of ways Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are this generation's Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I think everyone who loves the Red Sox as much as I do should vote for this one and I'm glad it's included on the list.

Until Jimmy and Drew make a movie as brilliant as When Harry Met Sally together (or Sleepless in Seattle, even), I'm going to have to disagree.

Bobby Thigpen
01-29-2011, 01:40 AM
Until Jimmy and Drew make a movie as brilliant as When Harry Met Sally together (or Sleepless in Seattle, even), I'm going to have to disagree.
You know Billy Crystal was in When Harry Met Sally, not Tom Hanks right?

GoGoCrede
01-29-2011, 01:43 AM
You know Billy Crystal was in When Harry Met Sally, not Tom Hanks right?

Oh, ****. I did know that, actually. I don't know where my brain went. Oh well, I got Sleepless in Seattle right.

Apologies to Gavin. :) I still gotta disagree with you, though.

Oblong
01-29-2011, 08:52 AM
Oh, ****. I did know that, actually. I don't know where my brain went. Oh well, I got Sleepless in Seattle right.

Apologies to Gavin. :) I still gotta disagree with you, though.

sorry to pile on further but Sleepless in Seattle was a bit of a remake of An Affair to Remember.

GoGoCrede
01-29-2011, 12:22 PM
sorry to pile on further but Sleepless in Seattle was a bit of a remake of An Affair to Remember.

Oh, I give up. :tongue:

Bucky F. Dent
01-29-2011, 05:50 PM
strikeouts are fascist. Throw some groundballs its more democratic.

+1

Oblong
01-29-2011, 06:15 PM
Not really a single quote but I really like the mound scene in Bull Durham where they're discussing chickens, wedding gifts, slumps, etc. and Wuhl comes out to see what's going on. Costner repeats it all and says "We're dealing with a lot of **** here...."

TommyJohn
01-29-2011, 06:42 PM
One great line that I love from Field of Dreams doesn't even involve baseball-it is when Kevin Costner and Burt Lancaster are in Doc Graham's office late at night. Doc tells Ray he can't leave Chisolm. Ray can't believe it, telling him "it would kill some men to come that close to their dream and not touch it. They'd consider it a tragedy." Doc replies in a quiet, understated way "if I had only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes, now that would've been a tragedy."

tick53
01-30-2011, 09:17 AM
"If I had your job, I'd kill myself". :D:

Railsplitter
01-30-2011, 07:54 PM
I can never remember the name of Renee Russo's charchter in Major League and the line has nothing to do with baseball, but I like it anyway:

"Bull****! I have a much better body than she does!"

Dick Allen
01-31-2011, 12:42 AM
"Vaughn's a juvenile delinquent in the offseason."

moochpuppy
01-31-2011, 11:12 AM
"Are you sayin' Jesus Christ can't hit a curve ball?!?"

Zisk77
02-01-2011, 05:57 PM
What league did you play in last year.

California Penal.

tstrike2000
02-04-2011, 05:40 AM
"Vaughn, a juvenile delinquent in the off-season, in his major league debut!"

ewokpelts
02-04-2011, 08:14 AM
Are you saying Jesus Christ cant hit a curve ball?

**** you Jobu, I do it myself!

spawn
02-04-2011, 09:02 AM
"People will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."

Zisk77
02-04-2011, 12:07 PM
There was a funny line in the commercial for the movie Major league that got deleted from the actually movie.

Hayes, Vaughn, and Jake are sitting in a restaurant talking about the Clew Heyward Hr off of Vaughn. They try to console Vaughn saying that the hr wouldn't have been out in a lot of parks.

Vaughn says name one.

They reply - Yellowstone.

Taliesinrk
02-04-2011, 12:15 PM
There was a funny line in the commercial for the movie Major league that got deleted from the actually movie.

Hayes, Vaughn, and Jake are sitting in a restaurant talking about the Clew Heyward Hr off of Vaughn. They try to console Vaughn saying that the hr wouldn't have been out in a lot of parks.

Vaughn says name one.

They reply - Yellowstone.

maybe so... but the line is still used by the girl Vaughn's dating in the movie. They go out for pizza or something and she tried to make him feel better - the exact same scenario (and lines) play out.

thomas35forever
02-04-2011, 02:53 PM
Lou Brown (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0304000/): Come on, you're not going to let her get you down, are you? You guys won last year just to spite her. Maybe, she's what we need.
Jake Taylor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000297/): Oh, Skip, they were a different team last year.
Lou Brown (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0304000/): Taylor, it's not your job to make excuses. That's all you guys do good! It's either a *leg* thing or a *spiritual* thing, or a *psychological* thing, or a *heart attack*!
Jake Taylor (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000297/): Who used heart attack?
Lou Brown (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0304000/): Me.
[collapses from a heart attack]

Zisk77
02-04-2011, 04:45 PM
maybe so... but the line is still used by the girl Vaughn's dating in the movie. They go out for pizza or something and she tried to make him feel better - the exact same scenario (and lines) play out.


Yep I think that was in ML II, but what I described was in the trailer for the original.