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If we told young Scotty Smalls that Brett Gardner played him in a re-creation of a scene from The Sandlot, he probably wouldn't know who the guy is. And not just because he's a character from half a century ago. "Smalls" didn't even know who Babe Ruth was, and if the movie took place today, he surely wouldn't know any of the current roster of the New York Yankees. Of course, in the movie, that little ignorant kid grows up to be a very knowlegeable sportscaster covering Major League Baseball. He has to know who Gardner is, as well as his fellow Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury, Dellin Betances, C.C. Sabathia, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius and Brian McCann. And he'd get a big kick out of seeing those players redoing the memorable Babe Ruth scene from...
- Christopher Campbell
With baseball season right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams are currently winding down their spring training in preparation to take their respective fields on opening day. Members of the New York Yankees used some of their downtime to put together a charming video, where a group of adult professional baseball players reenacted a memorable scene from the 1993 classic The Sandlot. The scene in question is where Smalls (Tom Guiry) explains to his friends Benny (Mike Vitar), Ham (Patrick Renna), Squints (Chauncey Leopardi), Yeah-Yeah (Marty York) and Kenny (Brandon Quintin Adams) that they were all playing with a baseball signed by the iconic Babe Ruth.
Of course, it's fitting that New York Yankees players recreated this scene, because Babe Ruth played for the Yankees for many years and Yankee Stadium is, after all, known as "The House that Ruth Built." Babe Ruth is considered by many, including the characters in The Sandlot, »
Scotty Smalls sure isn't small anymore! That's because a fully grown New York Yankee (outfielder Brett Gardner) is portraying The Sandlot's star! Gardner and teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Dellin Betances, C.C. Sabathia, Didi Gregorius and Brian McCann (as the Sandlot kids, of course) recreated a scene from the iconic 1993 baseball movie for Mlb.com. The fellas' acting chops aren't quite on par with their athletic talents, but what they lack in theatrical skill they more than make up for in charm. In this particular scene, Smalls (Gardner) swipes a baseball from his stepfather's office hoping to play with the other boys in his new neighborhood. He doesn't know, though, this particular ball is »
David M. Evans' The Sandlot is easily one of the most beloved baseball films of the modern era, and strangely enough, it's now is probably a movie that today's Major League players grew up watching. Certainly adding credence to that idea is this new video recorded by members of the New York Yankees, who recreated one of the feature's best scenes. As a fan of the New York Mets, it's kind of in my blood to feel a tad bit of scorn for the Yankees at all times, but credit is due to Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cc Sabathia, Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius and the rest of the players in this video for making a funny, fitting tribute to The Sandlot. The short was posted by Mlb.com, and while it exists as promotion for the upcoming season of Yankee baseball, it still feels like something that team did »
If you love either the New York Yankees or the 1993 classic movie The Sandlot, you're going to like this video. If you happen to love both of those things, this is your new favorite video of all time. A handful of the players, including Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, C.C. Sabathia, and Didi Gregorius, are featured re-creating a famous scene from the film. Outfielder Brett Gardner stars as Smalls, who has just found out that he let the gigantic dog next door have a ball signed by Babe Ruth. (Ruth, of course, was a Yankee.) It's not the best acting, but hey, they're athletes, not Oscar winners. Besides, it's pretty cute. Take a look! Your browser does not support iframes. Here's the original scene: »
5 items from 2015
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