Rusty wants to play little league baseball, but he fails his try-out with his neighborhood team, the Giants. Danny, who owns a vacant lot on which the Giants want to play their games, makes a deal to allow Rusty to play and Danny to be the coach. However, Rusty's team loses due to his very poor play. Written by
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In the scene where Danny tries to console Rusty after having demoted him to the little league minors, Danny asks Rusty if he remembers the Broadway show that Danny took him to the previous week. This show is evidently "Damn Yankees" but it is not explicitly so-called in this episode. Rusty remembers and refers to it as "The Darn Yankees". This has to be a deliberate mechanism to avoid having to say the profane (in 1955) title of the show. The majority purpose of this episode seems to be to give reason for Danny (and later his entire family) to sing the extremely popular song from the show, "(You've Gotta Have) Heart", yet they couldn't actually say the show's title. See more
[Danny, coach of his son Rusty's little league team, having demoted his son Rusty to the little league minors for poor play, tries to console him
Hey. Hey, you remember the matinée I took you to last week? Remember the, the show on Broadway?
You mean "The Darn Yankees"?
That's close enough.