Posts Tagged ‘Bull Durham’

Making the Next Baseball “Hit”

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Today was opening day!  That means something if you’re into Baseball, but you might just like Baseball movies.  So here’s a re-post of a classic Ryan article.


It’s America’s national past time, a sport that has been embraced by cultures around the world. It is a sport that has affectionately been called ‘The Greatest Game That Ever Existed’, of course I am speaking of Baseball. Over the last several years it is also a sport that has seen it’s validity called into question by performance enhancing drugs and players who have taken them. Throughout this turmoil one thing has remained constant, the fan’s have a passion for the game.

In regards to the film industry, it is fair to say that it has been a number of years since there has been anything close to a blockbuster baseball movie. With summer coming to a close and the postseason upon us it seems like the right time to discuss what can make a good baseball movie. Looking towards the future is difficult without understanding the past. In regards to baseball in film, let’s take a look at what didn’t work, what was successful, and what has yet to be done.