I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite baseball movies is “The Natural” starring Robert Redford. Something about it just grabs me. I suppose that some of it is because there is a certain innocence tied into the movie.
Part of the movies appeal is the soundtrack. I love it, especially the music that accompanies some of the home runs.
Maybe the real appeal is that baseball is still a sport in which the average Joe can imagine having a shot at the big leagues. You don’t need to be exceptionally tall, fast or strong. Now while all of those things can be assets, they aren’t requirements.
Although I am beginning to wonder if baseball is going to become a generational thing. It appears to me that it doesn’t hold the same popularity as it did when I was a kid. I wonder if baseball cards hold the same appeal that they did for us.
Perhaps I’ll cover some of these thoughts in a later post.