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The Orioles went to the movies

Feb 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

Movies

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles reported to the spring training complex last night but, instead of the expected team meeting, Buck Showalter loaded them on buses, took them to a movie theater and showed them a movie of motivational Orioles highlights including great plays and bench-clearing brawls and stuff. Britt Ghiroli tweets that the movie “went over very well.”  She says that players said that “they were ready to play a game right then and there.”

I don’t know how effective this sort of thing is. But there’s no denying that it will be a better motivator than that time Dave Trembley took everyone to see “The Other Boleyn Girl” before spring training in 2008.  Word on the street at the time was that the implausible juxtaposition of historical drama and exploitive girl-fights between Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson led directly to Radhames Liz sever control problems.  True story.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Feb 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    “exploitive girl-fights between Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson”???? I’m there.

  2. Panda Claus - Feb 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Just please tell me they didn’t also watch the Justin Beiber movie together too. That could cause plenty of emotional damage.

  3. The Rabbit - Feb 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    …that it will be a better motivator than that time Dave Trembley took everyone to see “The Other Boleyn Girl” before spring training in 2008.
    Thanks Craig…Definitely my laugh of the day.

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