Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham Quote: “This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.” – Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh

With more than 240 movies under our belts, Shat The Movies finally feels qualified to review the greatest sports film of all time: “Bull Durham.”

A young Tim Robbins, a sexy Kevin Costner, and a ripe Susan Sarandon do the unthinkable in this ’80s classic: They surface the joy, sensuality, intelligence, passion, drama, and hard truths about baseball, a sport that’s drifted into some very dull times.

In this episode, Big D tells us what he believes in. Ash tells us about trying out for Little League, and Gene finds a new role model in Crash Davis. The Shat Crew also recall our favorite minor-league baseball memories and find one tiny flaw in this otherwise perfect film.

Plot Summary: “Bull Durham” In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). As the team’s season begins, Annie selects brash new recruit Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins), whom she christens “Nuke,” to inspire with the religion of baseball. Nuke also receives guidance from veteran player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), who settles Nuke’s erratic pitching and teaches him to follow the catcher’s lead.

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