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A baseball movie All-Star team

12 July 2011 8:17 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Tonight is baseball's annual All-Star game and to honor the occasion The Wall Street Journal put together their own all-star team, a sort of fantasy fantasy baseball roster: the greatest fictional ball players in movie history.

You should go over and check out WSJ.com for the whole roster but I'll say this for the piece's author, the aptly named Jared Diamond: he put together a team with very few holes. There are obvious movie ball players that jump to mind: of course Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) will be the movie All-Stars' closer; of course Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) from "The Natural" will be in left field. But Diamond didn't forget the obscure choices either. He's got the legendary Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez (Mike Vitar) from "The Sandlot," and he even put the titular monkey from Matt LeBlanc's "Ed" as a utility player on the bench. »

- Matt Singer

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