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Batter up! Bring on the baseball!

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Happy opening day, PW nation. Days like today bring up the inevitable discussion of the overlap betwixt the national pastime and the other national pastime: entertaining ourselves. But I’d like to think we’re all already pretty versed in the classics: Field of Dreams, Major League, Bull Durham, A League of Their Own, Eight Men Out, etc. Which brings me to, drumroll, A Few Great Moments in Largely Overlooked Baseball-themed Pop Culture History!

Norm MacDonald as Lou Gehrig So sacrilege, so hilarious.

Ham’s smack talk in The Sandlot Ugh, so underrated: The Sandlot‘s a total gem.

The brawl in Now and Then Another nostalgia-heavy ’90s kid-oriented movie, N&T reminds us all that nothing gets the blood pumping like stepping up to the plate.

Okay, PopWatchers, what are your favorite obscure-ish baseball moments?