Though baseball season officially began last night, the season really gets underway today (and my Yanks are already in a rain delay!). So in honor of watching baseball for the next seven months, we're going to do something a little different here. Usually, these Stars in Rewind posts center on a particular actor in an old role or what have you. Today, we're celebrating an entire film. Here's where you probably expect a scene from a legendary baseball film like Eight Men Out, Bull Durham, The Natural, The Pride of the Yankees or The Benchwarmers. Oh no. Not this time. Instead, I've decided to go with a baseball flick I've seen over 30 times. One of the greatest films in the history of cinema. A classic. A gem.
The Sandlot. Oh yes. A ragtag group of neighborhood kids band together to try to save a baseball that was signed by Babe Ruth from a hidden monster behind a fence. But that's just the logline; there's so much more to love about this film -- like the friendships, the jokes, the characters and the way it brings back our own memories of what it was like to be a kid looking for some summertime trouble. Enjoy. Go Yanks!