Random Movie Mention: “GAME 6” (2005)

Y’all Know I’m Always Game For A Good Baseball Movie.

GAME 6

…Starring…

MICHAEL KEATON

GRIFFIN DUNNE

…And…

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

…However…

…Is A Bit Different From What I’m Used To.

And That’s Not Necessarily A Bad Thing.

I Do So Enjoy It When Someone Shakes-Up The Mold Of What One Might Be Expecting…

…Delivering Something Quirky…

…Something Off-Beat…

…Something Pretty Damned Original.

MICHAEL KEATON

…Is A Playwright.

His Latest Show Is Just Opening On BROADWAY…

…And It Just So Happens To Be Opening The Week Of The 1986 WORLD SERIES!

The 1986 WORLD SERIES Was A Hard-Fought Battle Between…

The NEW YORK METS

…And…

The BOSTON RED SOX

…And The Events of This Film Take Place The Day/Night Of…

…Yep…

GAME 6

…Which Was TheΒ Pivotal Game Of The Entire Series!

KEATON‘s Character “NICKY ROGAN” Is A Die-Hard Fan Of The RED SOX

…And He’s Obsessing A Bit.

The RED SOX Appear To Be On The Brink Of Finally Winning The WORLD SERIES For The First Time Since 1918…

…But “NICKY” Can’t Help But Feel Something Horrid Is Going To Happen…

…Both To His RED SOX And His New Play.

He Expects His SOX To Lose.

He Expects His Play To Be Lampooned And Fail.

He’s Just Not A Positive Thinker, To Say The Least.

We Already Know The SOX Would Go On To Lose GAME 6 Of The WORLD SERIES…

(and eventually the 7TH Game, also)

…But What’s Going To Happen With His Play???

I Suppose You’re Just Going To Have To Watch The Flick To Find Out!!!

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While…

GAME 6

…Is Not My Favorite Baseball-Themed Flick…

…It Really Was A Joy To Kick-It-Back And Watch It.

As I Said Before…

…It’s Quirky…

…It’s Off-Beat…

…And It’s Pretty Damned Original.

For Fans Of Flicks That Try To Turn A Classic Subject/Theme Into Something NEW…

…I Can Easily Recommend This Little Number.

Having Always Been A Major League Fan Of…

MICHAEL KEATON

(still my favorite BATMAN ever)

…I Went Into This Flick Not Knowing What To Think/Expect, But I Was Hopeful.

Once It Was Over…

…I Gave It A Day…

…Then I Watched It Again.

The Repeat Viewing Only Confirmed To Me What I’d Originally Thought.

I LIKED IT…

…And…

…I’D WATCH IT AGAIN!!!

.Period.

What More Could I Ask For, Ya Know?!?

The Flick Did What It Was Supposed To Do.

That’s Good Enough For ME.

Is That Good Enough For YOU, Also?!?

I Should Hope So!!!

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“MR. BASEBALL” (1992): A Forgotten Classic …or… A Guilty Pleasure???

PERHAPS BOTH!?!?!

Possibly.

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TOM SELLECK Is "MR. BASEBALL" (1992)

I’m Fairly Certain An Argument Can Be Made To Go Either Direction On This One.

Here’s A Couple Quickie Questions For Ya’z:

#1.) IS “MR. BASEBALL” An Oscar Winning MASTERPIECE?

No.No It’s Not.

#2.) IS “MR. BASEBALL” Perfectly FUN And ENTERTAINING, Regardless Of Who You Are??

JEEBUS HARRY, I Sure HOPE So.

#3.) Does MY ENTIRE FAMILY Have A Long-Term CRUSH On MR. TOM SELLECK???

YOU HAVE NO IDEA!

That’s A River That Runs DEEP!

VERY VERY VERY DEEP!

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TOM SELLECK

…Is…

JACK ELLIOT

…A Heavy-Hitter For The New York Yankees…

…Who Hasn’t Been Hitting Much Of Anything Recently.

So…

…The Yankees Decide To Replace ELLIOT With A Rookie…

…And They Trade ELLIOT To Another Baseball Team…

…IN JAPAN!!!

Now…

JACK ELLIOT

…Must Learn The Ways Of TEAMWORK…

…Something He’s Sorely Lacking In.

JAPAN Has A Wonderful Baseball Tradition…

…And Now ELLIOT Must Adapt…

…To…

…A New Way Of Thinking…

…A New Way Of Playing…

…And…

…A New Way Of Living.

The Film Is Laced With Comedy AND Drama…

…All The While Highlighting That Game We All Know AND Love!!!

While A Lot Of Folks Didn’t Get Into…

MR. BASEBALL

…I Sure As Hell Did.

BUT…

…For ME…

…It Has Almost Totally Become A Family Affair.

Whenever It’s On…

…I Truly LOVE Getting Together With My Fam…

…As We Watch One Of Our FAVE-FAVES Of ALL-TIME…

TOM SELLECK

…Do His Thing…

…Bringing Joy To The Heart…

…A Tear To The Eye…

…And Plenty Plenty Of LAUGHS!!!

I.

LOVE.

MR. BASEBALL

.PERIOD.

So…

…Please PLEASE, My Peeps…

…Give It Another Go.

Give It The Ole College-Try.

It’s A Flick That DESERVES Your Love…

…As It Tries To Bring-Out The True Baseball-Fan In Us All.

Oh…

…And…

…Did I Mention…

TOM SELLECK

…Is The Star?!?!?!

(teehehehe)

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With A Cardinals WINNER, I’ve Decided To Indulge Myself. WHAT’S ON NOW? “BULL DURHAM: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!”

Baseball Films Come And Go.

They Always Have.

Some Have Been Great!

FEAR STRIKES OUT

EIGHT MEN OUT

THE NATURAL

MR. BASEBALL

…And Others Have Simply SUCKED-HARD.

I Shall NOT Name Them, However, You KNOW They Exist.

Ok…

…Maybe One…

FEVER PITCH

…Sucked SO SO SO HARD.

Just Sayin’…

BUT BUT BUT…

…Tonight…

…I Was Feelin’ Pretty Good…

…So I Decided To Go With One Of The All-Time-Best.

BULL DURHAM

(1988)

…It Is!!!

KEVIN COSTNER

…Is In Top-Form…

SUSAN SARANDON

…Is Sexy-Perfect…

…And…

TIM ROBBINS

…Is Just A Goober-And-A-Half With A Devastating Fastball!!!

In All Honestly…

…It’s A TRUE-BLUE Crowd-Pleaser.

I Have Yet To Met A Person…

…Whom Is ALSO A Hardcore BASEBALL FAN…

…That Did NOT Love This Flick.

Now You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I Live For My Movies…

…And I LIVE LIVE For My Baseball.

BULL DURHAM

…Is One Of THE VERY BEST COMBOS Of BOTH.

.PERIOD.

The Sexy And The Fun Are Tangible.

But, Even More So, THE BASEBALL BEING PLAYED Brings Forth A True-Blue Amount Of True-TRUE BASEBALL JOY!!!

Sooooooooooooo, MY PEEPS…

…The Season Has Begun…

…The Hall Is Rented…

…It’s Time To Start The Dance!!!

Are Y’all Feelin’ It?!?!?!?!

You DAMNED WELL KNOW I AM!!!

It’s Baseball Night In Southern Illinois…

…And I’m Bringin’ THE HEAT!!!

Have A GRAND WEEKEND, My Peeps!!!

Enjoy What You Find The Time For.

Whether It’s A Funny Flick…

…Or An Amazingly Wonderful 9-INNINGS Of PURE BASEBALL JOY!!!

BATTER-UP, KIDDIES!!!

!!! !!! !!!

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“Then When I Walked Down The Street, People Would’ve Looked And They Would’ve Said “There Goes Roy Hobbs! The Best There Ever Was In This Game!”.” — ROBERT REDFORD (“The Natural” (1984))

As I’ve Mentioned To A FEW Other Folks Tonight… I Simply Allowed Myself To Become Lost In The World That IS “Roy Hobbs” (aka “THE NATURAL“!!!) Still A Totally WONDERFUL Way To End My Night. Sleep Sweet, My Peeps. Until The Dawn, As They Say. πŸ˜‰

Let Us Talk Movies For A Sec…

While “KRULL” is My-Total-Favorite-Flick-EVER…

…I decided to do a Quickie-Bloggin’ of My THREE (3) Favorite Baseball Movies, Period.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Here They Are In No-Particular-Order…

Tom Selleck is HUGE with My Family, so how could this flick not be in My Top 3? EXACTLY!

Anthony Perkins will always be Norman Bates to Most Folks. This is BY-FAR His Best Pre-Psycho Performance.

It's Ronald Reagan's BEST FILM EVER. I may Hate His Attempts at Acting, Period, but This One is His One-True-Success In My Book.