The All-Star Game takes place July 16, and its usual plodding irrelevancy illustrates many of the reasons why baseball is not necessarily the most cinematic of sports.
But some films have captured the national pastime’s unique qualities – its subtleties, its traditions, its ineffable but unmistakable spirit and character.
That would seem to immediately rule out any movie starring Rob Schneider, but don’t be so sure. What are your favorites? Include them in the comments section or send them directly to me at email@example.com. We’ll be running the top five on July 13.
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