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Inside the Locker Episode 4: Movieball

This week, on America’s favorite nerdy sportscast (don’t look that up), we’re talking baseball. With all the negative headlines of late, it seemed a good time to sit down and discuss the baseball movies that kept us, as one film put it, romantic about the game. We also delve into the headlines, anticipate the movie version of the biggest current scandal in baseball, and deliver some useful information about cheetahs…info that the two NFL players clearly ignored.

Show Breakdown:

Scores and Stories (2:28)

Photo Credit: CBS Sports
Photo Credit: CBS Sports

Topics Discussed: Ryan Braun’s suspension, A-Rod’s apparent feud with his own team, Titans rookie rescues family from burning car, Chris Johnson & Devin Hester footrace a cheetah(?!), Charlie Weis’ crappy sentiment, the return of the Charlotte Hornets, Daniel Bryan’s excellent matches on Monday Night Raw.

Sport Movie News (39:35)

Apollo Thumbs

Yes, it’s not often that the week’s movie news pertains to sports and sports cinema, but this was a bountiful exception. We talk about the proposed Rocky spinoff centering on the grandson of Apollo Creed as well as why the f*** Stallone cast female UFC champion Ronda Rousey in Expendables 3 instead of, say, Gina Carano or Michelle Yeoh.

First Draft (46:56)

Confused Braun

We anticipate the big screen version of the tumultuous tale of Ryan Braun. We cast the nefarious double-talking lead, choose a director, and give it a title. We then encourage our listeners to co-opt a popular internet meme.

Main Topic: Our Favorite Baseball Films (54:19)

Sandlot Cast

We go around the horn discussing the movies that keep us optimistic toward the game of baseball. These films define for us not only the sport, but also what baseball meant to our most formative years. Then Brian inexplicably dotes upon Rookie of the Year. Did we miss your favorite title in our chat? Tell us about it in the comment section below!


For reference, here are the movies we discussed. Feel like purchasing any of them? Please do so via our links to help support the site. We really appreciate it.

The Natural Blu-ray  Bull Durham Blu-ray  Rookie of the Year DVD

Empty Space

Field of Dreams Blu-ray  Moneyball Blu-ray  A League of Their Own Blu-ray

Empty Space

The Sandlot Blu-ray  Eight Men Out DVD  61 Blu-ray

Empty Space

Ken Burns Baseball DVD  Major League Blu-ray