Rolling Stone Baseball: Best Baseball Movie
Week three of Rolling Stone’s Baseball Panel asks the question: What is the best baseball movie? Read all the responses
Greg Dulli’s response:
The Bad News Bears. I read once where someone called it the Casablanca of kids movies, and I agree. It’s quotable and the character interaction is memorable because it’s so well written. One of Walter Matthau’s finest moments as an actor and Tatum O’Neal and Jackie Earle Haley are wise beyond their years. Vic Morrow is fantastic as the antagonistic asshole Yankees coach, and the kids who play Tanner, Lupus, Engleberg and Ogilvie are unaffected and believable in their roles. One of the great movies of any genre, really.