For Love Of The Game
Kevin Costner returns to baseball in this look at an aging (he’s 42) top dog pitcher learning in one day that his lady is leaving, the team is being sold, and his boss suggests he hang up his glove because he’s over the hill. I mean, this guy is having a bad day. While on the mound, between speedball pitches, he looks back, re-examining his life. Will he lose this record-earning game? Will he retire? Will the girl really leave on a jet plane? Hey, it’s a baseball movie. If you can’t answer these simple questions, you haven’t seen Bull Durham, Angels in the Outfield, The Babe Ruth Story, Field of Dreams, Take Me out to the Ball Game, A League of Their Own, Pastime, The Winning Team, etc.