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Wanna watch “The Sandlot” on the Target Field scoreboard?

Apr 23, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

the sandlot

Last week I wrote a post ranking my favorite baseball movies and then started talking on Twitter about how “The Sandlot” is underrated.

FOX Sports North director of communications Becky Ross Mielke replied that “The Sandlot” was coming out on special edition DVD/Blue Ray to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie, so I joked back: “I would like to buy one for the whole internet. How much for that and free shipping?”

I never did get a price quote on that, but the Twins and FSN just sent out a press release announcing that they’ll show “The Sandlot” on the Target Field jumbotron after the May 19 game against the Red Sox. It’ll also be shown on FSN and the movie’s writer/director/narrator, David Mickey Evans, will be at the ballpark.

Assuming that the weather in Minnesota rises above, say, 50 degrees by mid-May the idea of watching a Twins-Red Sox game followed by one of the best baseball movies of all time sounds like a pretty fun evening. I will likely be there, shouting “you’re killing me Smalls” and “this better be a short game, I gotta get home for lunch” to the annoyance of everyone around me.

  1. kopy - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Yes. In. All the way in.

  2. indaburg - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    I wanna go!

  3. El Bravo - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Awesome. That is an underrated classic in terms of baseball movies.

    • beefytrout - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      Yes… underrated in that every person who has ever seen it calls it a classic.

      • schrutebeetfarms - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM

        Lol. Boom roasted.

  4. bitlrc - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    underrated?? is there anyone on earth who hasn’t seen this movie and loved it more than their own children?

  5. vanquish0916 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Wendy Peffercorn!!! (was just on Mad Men this past Sunday)

  6. cocheese000 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    And if you pay an extra 15 dollars you can watch Smalls, Rodriguez and Porter take BP before the movie starts.

  7. shanabartels - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    They just did a similar screening for the Trenton Thunder and Smalls himself was there. I would have liked to go, but I’ve been swamped with family obligations. It’ll probably be a fun night in Minnesota.

  8. theuncletodd - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    ‘You’re killing me Smalls’

  9. ditto65 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Ummm, no.

    • deafrecon - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      have you no soul?

  10. hojo20 - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    That movie sucks. I’d rather watch something good like Porky’s.

  11. 13arod - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    never watched the movie i would go to the ballpark to see a movie

  12. onbucky96 - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Hero’s get remembered. But Legends never die. Follow your heart kid. And you’ll never go wrong.

  13. shawon0meter - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I’d love to watch Rookie Of The Year on the Cubs soon-to-be gigantic scoreboard.

  14. 4d3fect - Apr 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    “Is that your sister in the stands?


  15. butchhuskey - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    ” The Great Bambino? Oh, I thought you said the Great Bambi.”

    ” THAT WIMPY DEER?!!!!!”

  16. dluxxx - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I already have tix for this game, so I’m pretty pumped to learn that I get a bonus movie showing.

  17. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Pretty cool idea. ‘The Sandlot’ isn’t my favorite baseball movie, but it’s in the top 10. Should be fun for those in attendance.

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