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"For Love of the Game" underrated baseball movie

Early April is one of my favorite times of the year.

College basketball wraps up with the Final Four, the Masters tees off and baseball returns.

The return of baseball is the best part.

Each year I bust out my favorite DVDs to get ready for the season.

Among my favorites: "Field of Dreams", "Bull Durham", and "Major League".

Another that doesn't get as much fanfare is "For Love of the Game."

It's one of my favorites.

I'm not saying it deserves to be mentioned as one of the best sports movies of all time, but baseball fans should like it.

As a side note, why doesn't "Back to School" get any credit on the best sports movies list? After all, it features Rodney Dangerfield diving.


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