Monday, January 19, 2015
The Independent Film Review: Battered Bastards of Baseball
We watched an independent film about baseball this weekend. It's a documentary about the Portland Mavericks and their owner, Bing Russell. Bing Russell was Kurt Russell's dad. I had a crush on Kurt Russell when I was a young girl because he was in a lot of Disney movies.
Me: Husbandman, what did you think of the film?
Hm: I enjoyed it. It really showed one person's love for the game of baseball and revealed the heavy handedness of major league baseball.
Me: Were you aware of the Mavericks when they were playing?
Me: Do you think the players were actually good athletes?
Hm: Yeah. Certainly, Jim Bouten was. They had to have been to have won as many games as they did.
Me: The film kind of showed them as being clownish, using tricks or distractions to win.
Hm: I don't agree. I didn't see instances of that. They were clowning around with each other in the locker room.
Me: Well, maybe pay better attention next time when you watch a film.
Hm: Does that include waking you up in the middle?
Me: Fist of 5?
Hm: I'm going to give it a 4.
Me: I'll give it a 5. I used to have a crush on Kurt Russell when I was a kid because he was in so many Disney movies. His dad was an interesting guy. Go Bing.