Top 5 Baseball Movies (guest: Steve Hofstetter)


As baseball season comes to a close, Anderson and Bryan are joined by comedian Steve Hofstetter for the TOP 5 BASEBALL MOVIES.  They run down their favorite films about America’s pastime.

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Featured Artist: The Sanderlings

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.


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17 thoughts on “Top 5 Baseball Movies (guest: Steve Hofstetter)

  1. My sister has a habit of re-watching the same films over and over and over and one of the movies she binged years ago was 61*. I grew to really respect it. The performances were incredible in that movie and I know Bryan is no stranger to the HBO originals. I hoped for an honorable mention on that bad boy!


    Posted by Caleb | October 5, 2014, 9:00 AM
  2. Hey batta batta was around waaaaayyyyy back. Said it often in little league a hundred years ago.


    Posted by C.O. | October 3, 2014, 3:08 AM
  3. Surprised they didn’t mention “Sugar”


    Posted by p1trickcdn | September 28, 2014, 4:36 PM
  4. I don’t get this “it’s ok” attitude with Bull Durham. It is not only 1 of the best baseball movies it is a great sports movie that is forever quotable. Steve was the only one who hit the mark here. The rest of the picks were good & expected. Good show & really liked the guest this week.


    Posted by jratm23 | September 28, 2014, 7:12 AM
  5. I know it’s going to end badly, but I wish Anderson had the capacity to enjoy a movie like Bloodsport. It’s so unintentionally hilarious, from the terrible accents and clothes in the flashback scenes (“I wasn’t going to steal it”) to the ridiculous brick scene, to Forest Whitaker (!) chasing Van Damme by foot. Anderson defaults to No and hates camp, so I assume he’ll declare next week that The Bald One Must Suffer.


    Posted by Alferdog | September 27, 2014, 8:03 AM
    • I actually like that film for the reason that you stated. I re-watched the first 15 minutes or so on Netflix yesterday. The scene with the teenage kid just standing in the house while the other two kids flee is just so absolutely god awful. If I saw it play out in real life I would wonder if the kid had “special needs” because he seemed to have no real urgency about lingering there to stare at the sword/scabbard and even seemed very timid about it.
      Horrific acting.


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | September 27, 2014, 1:21 PM
  6. What the fucking fuck? You fuck faces have a baseball episode and don’t even MENTION The FAN?

    Hey Baldie – “A knife salesman…” ring a bell???

    The fuck???


    Posted by j3w | September 27, 2014, 2:48 AM
  7. You guys did top 5 baseball movies for the “Reel Beat” inaugural episode that featured Bryan’s frat boy friends calling in. You released it with commentary around Christmas way back in the ACE days and it was hilarious how disinterested Anderson was and how “thumbs up” excited Bryan was.


    Posted by matt | September 26, 2014, 3:13 PM
  8. Upstream Color rules , also the movie he originally wanted to do with creating monsters , u can see a little glimpse into it when the lead actress is at work on her computer in the beginning.


    Posted by joeyshanks | September 26, 2014, 8:31 AM
  9. Anderson: “Without the Amazon clicks we wouldn’t do a show.” #melodrama
    I’ve spent more than $500 on Amazon purchases during the last few days, but I used a different site’s click-through due to Bryan’s shitty, ungrateful attitude toward the reads. The end of the show is a chance that I’m willing to take– and it won’t happen.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | September 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
  10. Bryan is a nitpicker Anderson? I have heard more people criticize The Sandlot than Red. While I have heard very few people criticize The Sandlot, everyone I know likes Red. Even if they don’t love it, they still enjoy it. Anderson, YOU are the nitpicker! When you have it in your mind to dislike a movie, you find a way to do it. Although I guess you both do that.


    Posted by moviejunkie | September 26, 2014, 8:16 AM
    • I knew there was no way Anderson would like Red. The only way to enjoy Red is to go in knowing you are going to watch a bad cookie cutter studio pg13 BS. Which is how I went in, and I will admit I had fun, but only in a guilty pleasure sort of way. It’s the type of movie I would watch with my parents. And I don’t think there is anything necessarily wrong with enjoying Red, but Anderson does not have the ability to enjoy movies like that, and there is nothing wrong with that either. I laughed my ass off when Brian assigned it to him, I knew exactly how much he would hate it. It makes no sense that Baldy really thought he would like it.


      Posted by Kid D-Brock | September 27, 2014, 2:13 AM
      • That’s an insightful comment. Anderson can appreciate almost all genres of movies (even Kevin Smith indie horror and newborn porn) except “mainstream studio.” Anderson instinctively and automatically hates studio movies the same way (he claims) critics inherently suckle even bad avant garde films like Upstream Color.


        Posted by Alferdog | September 27, 2014, 7:57 AM

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