Episode 69: Rookie of the Year (1993)

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When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Our predictions: Will it hold up?

Ryan- Yes!

Ashley- Yes!

Things we discussed in this episode:

-“Assident.” – Ashley

-Ryan talks about how his own picks for the Loser Bracket was doomed from the start. 

-We question if this movie influenced children to try to break their arms so they could play in the MLB.  

-We brainstorm a new podcast idea: A podcast where we list all the movie we want to rewatch for this podcast. 

-Did you know Marv (Daniel Stern) directed this movie?  We didn’t either. 

-Ashley won’t wear a fannypack, unless its free, then okay, she will wear one. 

-Ashley should never say “New daddy” again. 

-We can’t remember the word, “unsupervised.” (Words are hard.)

-We have the quickest technology category ever. 

-We discuss the depressing reality of being a professional athlete. (Except obviously, the money.)

-Ryan uses his vast knowledge of baseball to break down some of the film’s plot holes. 

-Ashley questions whether Mary had custody over George and Clark because they were always with her even when her son was not around.

-“I’m a nerd for stadiums.”  – Ryan

-We question whether Bruce Altman (Jack) was a Shakespearean actor.  (We still don’t know, but he did graduate from the Yale school of drama, so close enough.)

-Don’t forget to join The Ruiners Club! A new bonisode is coming to the feed this week!  

Award Winners:

Ryan: The “Cagey”– Bruce Altman (Jack)

The “Hanxy”– Thomas Ian Nicholas (Henry)

Ashley:  The “Cagey” – Bruce Altman (Jack)

The “Hanxy”– Thomas Ian Nicholas (Henry)

Does it hold up?

Ryan: Yes!

Ashley: Also, yes!

Facts from 1992:

  • This movie was released on August 7th, 1992.
  • Hit TV Shows:
    • Coach
    • Frasier
    • Murphy Brown
  • Hit Songs:
    • “That’s The Way Love Goes” Janet Jackson
    • “A Whole New World” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
    • “Dreamlover” Mariah Carey
  • Hit Movies: 
    • Jurassic Park
    • The Fugitive
    • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Where you can stream it:
    • Start (subscription), DirectTV
    • Rent/Buy on various streaming services.

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