One of the perks of being a big time journalist like myself is that you get exclusive access to things that mere mortals don’t. Â I’m used to it, so I was unimpressed when the Cubs asked me to be one of the first to review their new movie “100 Years of Wrigley Field.” Â They even gave me the option to sub-title the movie, but passed on my suggestion of “Six winning seasons.”
I will say that I was surprised at how much I liked the movie. Â It really was a great blend of heart-tugging moments, riotous humor and crushing disappointments. Â It wasn’t just a rehash of existing clips thrown together to make a buck. Â This isn’t just a movie, it’s a FILM. Â Honestly, I doubt they give Oscars for straight to video sports movies, but if they did, this would win all of them. Â It’s already the most prized film in my vast collection.
I know they probably won’t like this, but I’m not just going to post a clip, I’m going to post the whole movie here.
So kick back, grab some popcorn and be prepared to laugh until you pee your pants, and cry until you shit yourself.
I told you it was great.
And by the way, I confirmed with Ed Hartig, that the batter is Gary Matthews. Â You can tell by the way he loses his hat running the bases.