There’s nothing better than a bucket of buttered popcorn and a good baseball movie . I’ve seen a lot of them and up until a month ago my very favorite was probably “For Love of the Game” with Kevin Costner. Who wouldn’t love Costner in a baseball movie? He’s such a “guy” as Kelly Preston tells him in the movie. It’s about the perfect game and except for some flashbacks the entire story takes place in one day on a quest for the perfect game. I’ve seen it at least seven times and will undoubtedly watch it seven more.
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
But on November 24 this year I could hardly contain myself waiting for “Moneyball” to open. I waited for it with excitement and anticipation like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Christmas morning, especially after reading the book. And I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading →
I sat down to write about Billy Beane this morning, but when I perused my emails I couldn’t resist posting another Sully Video. This one caught my fancy because it’s bemoaning the Houston Astros of the good old days in comparison to the Astros of today. This one really made me chuckle because, to tell you the truth, after sitting through not one but two series with the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants these past few weeks I think the Astros are looking pretty darn good. Maybe even futuristic …. a team of the future!
Minute Maid Park
And my only criteria? Total games played in two series so far in August ~ Five. Astros Won 3, Giants Won 2. Okay, granted the Giants aren’t exactly the frosting on the cake as far as winning games lately, but still, those Astros outscored them 21-14 in the series. Just saying, the Astros may have the worst record in MLB today, but against the Giants they’re looking pretty darn good.
Take from that what you may, but leave it to Sully to come up with another thought-provoker early on a Saturday morning!
"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage." Lefty Gomez, Yankees pitcher.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. ~George F. Will.
"Does Pete Rose hustle? Before the All Star game he came into the clubhouse and took off his shoes and they ran another mile without him." Hank Aaron.
More Baseball Quotes!
“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” - Jim Bouton
"I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice." - Casey Stengel
"This isn't a job. This is a privilege, that's what this is!" - Mike Krukow, TV Commentator, on being at the ballpark each day.
"I've found that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats." -Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner.
"Derek Jeter's accomplishment puts Pete Rose's hits record in perspective. 3,000 hits is phenomenal. 4,000? Freakish!" - Anthony Castrovince via Twitter
"The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." - Tommy Lasorda
"You teach me baseball and I’ll teach you relativity.... You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." - Albert Einstein
"Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray."
GARLICFRIESANDBASEBALL is written by a long-time fan who simply loves the game. I write my own articles (hence the grammar and occasional misspellings). If I include an article from another source, credit is given to that source and will include links when appropriate. The opinions are my own.