Retroist Major League Podcast

Retroist Major League Podcast

This week’s show is all about the the 1989 sports comedy classic, Major League. I start off by talking about my time as a not so great third baseman in little league baseball, then I move onto the move itself. I discuss the plot of the film, the cast, the alternate ending, the music and much more.

Major League is one of just a few great baseball movies and it is filled with great actors. So if you like baseball or not, I think you will enjoy it.

Now I know someone is going to ask me what I think the best baseball movies are, so here is my list. Not exactly in order…

  • The Bad News Bears (1976)
  • The Sandlot (1993)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Major League (1989)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • The Natural (1984)
  • Moneyball (2011)

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Production Notes

This was only my second time recording this podcast. The first time was a few years ago and it was considerably longer. I had just read this amazing article that someone had written speculating on team stats and I got into that during the recording. I didn’t even touch that this time around.

I cut a bit where I discuss my favorite Bob Uecker moments from the film. For the life of me, I could not remember the name of the guy who works the booth with him, who gives a great performance.

I cut a bunch of stuff where I was a little harsh about the romantic comedy aspect of the film. I just don’t think that stuff works well in this film. It works even worse in this podcast.

I cut a lot of the cast. This movie has a huge cast. I tried to focus on a handful that I think are worth mentioning.

I cut some stuff about the box office the week this was released and talking about how two great movies came out in 1989.

I cut some stuff from my story about the team and my playing. For those interested, I mostly played 3rd base in little league. I never played baseball beyond little league. No team I was ever on was a “winning” team, but we did win games and get free pizza.

I cut out a section where I talked about being an umpire briefly. I will probably hold onto that story for a Bad News Bears podcast.

Audio includes the Major League Amex and Mattel Electronic Baseball commercial. Removed a Big League Chew commercial since I had already used that in a past episode. Although I do love Big League Chew.

Music under my story is “Sad Toys.” Music that closes the show is “Power Closing.” Both are by Peachy

Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great week.


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