Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule... See full summary »
Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to make a real team out of a bunch of players who include ballet dancer turned ballplayer Lance "Lance the Dance" Pere, Frank "Pops" Morgan, Rube Baker, Taka Tanaka, Pedro Cerrano, Hog Ellis, home run hitter Billy "Downtown" Anderson, and Carlton "Doc" Windgate, who throws the slowest fastball in professional baseball. Gus ends up clashing with Leonard Huff, the snobby, arrogant manager of the twins. One night in Minnestoa, Gus and his girlfriend Maggie Reynolds are having dinner with Roger and Huff at an expensive-looking restaurant, where Huff challenges Gus to a game between the Buzz and the Twins, then Huff starts a fight with Gus, who accepts the challenge. The game is scheduled to take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. The Twins take a 3-0 lead in the 6th inning, but Billy ... Written by
The "South Carolina Buzz" were actually the Salt Lake Buzz - which was the Pacific Coast League farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Formerly the Portland Beavers, the franchise moved to Utah in 1994 and had 7 straight winning seasons. In 2001, the team became part of the Anaheim Angels organization under the name Salt Lake Stingers. Both team were named in honor of the Salt Lake Bees, who originally played in SLC on and off from 1915 to 1970. Since 2006, the team is once again called the Salt Lake Bees. See more »
When "Downtown" Anderson is shown batting for the Minnesota
Twins and he strikes out, he is wearing number 14. But when he returns to the dugout and is chastised by Carlos Liston, Anderson is wearing number 16. See more »
Do you have nicoise?
I told you. We have ranch, Italian, and chunky bleu cheese, which is 50 cents extra.
Do you have any balsamic vinegar?
I got ranch, Italian, chunky bleu cheese.
How about a gun so I can shoot myself in the head?
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It's not as good as Major League, but considerably better than Major League 2.
It has good humor for some good laughs, and has it's own charm. Good for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon fair.
Scott Bakula was a good choice and has that veteran smarts and laid back way that makes him likable.
"Tell him to throw his fastball" -
"That WAS his fastball". Funny.
Don't take it too seriously and you may find yourself enjoying it. It follows along similar fair like Necessary Roughness. Good humor that sometimes gets lost when people look for too much. Grab some pop-corn and a soda and just enjoy it for what it is.
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