No Jays? No Problem.

It seems like a bit of a tease to the city of Toronto for the Blue Jays to give us three straight days of great baseball and then have the audacity to take a day off. That’s right, there’s no baseball in Toronto tonight, but have no fear, Getting Blanked has got you covered.

Tonight at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) at 6:45 PM, we’ll be screening what I believe to be the best baseball movie of all time, John Sayles’ 1988 film Eight Men Out. This will be the first in a series of flicks throughout the summer. Afterward, we’ll talk a little bit about the 1919 World Series and baseball movies in general.

It’s always great to see people come out to support anything to do with baseball in this city, and the larger the audience the better the chances that there will be more screenings in the future. Of course, I promise that as long as I have something to do with it, none of these movies will ever be a part of our little series.

I hope to see you there.

Comments (3)

  1. Sorry to be “that guy”… but can we look at later start times for the next screening?

    This is a golden idea and i think more people could/would attend with a curtain time of 730-8ish.

  2. Great idea, as is the book club. Two new movies are on the horizon: a documentary based on Buzz Bissinger’s hagiographic Three Nights in August, and the much publicized “Brad Pitt Starring In Moneyball”.

    Here is a link, if you need it, of baseball movies:

    http://www.bostonbaseball.com/baseball_movies/

    I would have switched the order. Major League may become completely unwatchable by the time Charlie Sheen finishes his “tour”.

  3. For what it’s worth (not a hell of a lot, given that we’ve never met), Sugar tops my list of fantastic baseball movies.

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