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Batter up! Bring on the baseball!

Happy opening day, PW nation. Days like today bring up the inevitable discussion of the overlap betwixt the national pastime and the other national pastime: entertaining ourselves. But I’d like to think we’re all already pretty versed in the classics: Field of Dreams, Major League, Bull Durham, A League of Their Own, Eight Men Out, etc. Which brings me to, drumroll, A Few Great Moments in Largely Overlooked Baseball-themed Pop Culture History!

Norm MacDonald as Lou Gehrig So sacrilege, so hilarious.

Ham’s smack talk in The Sandlot Ugh, so underrated: The Sandlot’s a total gem.

The brawl in Now and Then Another nostalgia-heavy ’90s kid-oriented movie, N&T reminds us all that nothing gets the blood pumping like stepping up to the plate.

Okay, PopWatchers, what are your favorite obscure-ish baseball moments?