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Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on October 24, 2014, 06:54 PM:
I've been a baseball fan long before getting into films. I have to admit to not watching a film in the past 2 weeks and it will extend about another week. My San Francisco Giants are now going head to head with the Kansas City Royals for the World Series Championship. The excitement and energy is huge around the Bay Area right now with the next 3 games being played here in San Francisco. So my projectors might be lonely a little longer ... but I'll be back.

Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 25, 2014, 12:52 AM:
I never really understood the rules of baseball [Smile] It remains for me this strange game from American films and tv shows [Wink]
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on October 25, 2014, 01:20 AM:
LOL [Smile] [Big Grin] Dominique... You don't really need to understand baseball to enjoy a game. The view from the upper decks of the San Francisco ball park is magnificent.


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Posted by Clay Smith (Member # 4122) on October 25, 2014, 01:47 AM:
Janice with the Panda hat! Congrats to the Giants on beating my Cardinals and making the World Series. Tough game tonight but this has the makings of a classic series. Have fun Janice, see you in a week. - Clay
Posted by Maurizio Di Cintio (Member # 144) on October 25, 2014, 02:57 AM:
Janice, awesome view of the San Francisco bay!!!
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on October 25, 2014, 06:35 AM:
I must say the only film about baseball/with baseball in I enjoyed was the original "The Bad News Bears".
Posted by Timothy Duncan (Member # 4461) on October 25, 2014, 09:24 AM:
Janice, you should make this your new forum member pic!
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 25, 2014, 12:49 PM:
ACK!! I love watching M.M.A. (used to do some of it, got out of it before I got more "lumps" than I gave!) ...

but films MUST rule in our house!

Not judging ya at all! [Smile]
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 25, 2014, 03:39 PM:
No if's, and's, or but's, San Francisco is the crown jewel of American cities. Just a stunning place, forever captured in Hitchcock's Vertigo.
Lucky Janice! [Smile]
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on October 25, 2014, 04:40 PM:
LOVE San Francisco!
Isn't baseball just like "rounders" only the pitcher throws over-hand? [Wink]

My favourite baseball films,"Casey" and "Who's on First".

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Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on October 25, 2014, 05:03 PM:
When it's San Francisco BULLET comes to my mind. That car chase would not have been what it was without the hills of SF. To get the full impact of that chase you have to watch it on the big screen where your stomach is left behind on every hill.

Baseball films are some of my favorites, FIELD OF DREAMS, ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD(both old and new versions), etc.
Posted by Clay Smith (Member # 4122) on October 25, 2014, 05:26 PM:
Baseball's origins are definitely English (Cricket and Rounders) and can even be traced back to a 14th century English game called stoolball.
I sometimes take it for granted that I can walk up Portrero St. here in El Cerrito and see San Francisco across the bay. Beautiful indeed. Our boys are Giants fans but we can't go. Tickets for tonights game are going for $500 apiece. And that's for standing room only. Yikes!!
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on October 26, 2014, 12:07 AM:
A remarkable come-back win tonight to tie up the standings to 2 games each. My son and his friend got tickets for tomorrow night's game. They are busing up from LA in the morning. Wish I was going...but I'm excited for him.

Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 26, 2014, 12:33 AM:
It's obvious you're enjoying, Janice. Keep on !
Posted by Jon Addams (Member # 816) on October 26, 2014, 01:45 PM:
"Isn't baseball just like 'rounders' only the pitcher throws over-hand?"
Hello Trevor,

I'd say it's about 90% or so identical.

Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on October 26, 2014, 08:19 PM:
What an incredible view from the nose bleed section. Imagine being there with the weather conditions in that photo? You wouldn't have to be a fan at all to enjoy it. I fully agree.
Posted by Jon Addams (Member # 816) on October 26, 2014, 08:49 PM:
Love the city, can't stand the team since they left New York. [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

I'm still rooting for them because I don't like anything about the American League [Wink] [Wink] [Wink]

Posted by Jon Addams (Member # 816) on October 29, 2014, 10:26 PM:
Congratulations Janice [Wink]

Congratulations to San Francisco. One of the best World's Series 7th game I have ever seen.

Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on October 30, 2014, 02:16 AM:
How sweet it is...3rd World Series title in 5 years. I love these guys.

Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on November 02, 2014, 01:36 PM:
I'm back to watching my films again, but I wanted to add to this thread.

I highly recommend a true-story movie that came out this year called "Million Dollar Arm." IMDB describes... "A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball." It's a very heart-warming movie that is not just about baseball. I think you might enjoy it.

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