“You get out there, and the stands are full and everybody’s cheerin’. It’s like everybody in the world come to see you. And inside of that there’s the players, they’re yakkin’ it up. The pitcher throws and you look for that pill… suddenly there’s nothing else in the ballpark but you and it. Sometimes, when you feel right, there’s a groove there, and the bat just eases into it and meets that ball. When the bat meets that ball and you feel that ball just give, you know it’s going to go a long way. Damn, if you don’t feel like you’re going to live forever.” Buck Weaver said.
This eighties movie really showed us the politics that goes on with Baseball teams and how people stood up for what they believed in. I’m not going to get into it all, but you must see this fantastic baseball movie!
Here is the basic plot…The Chicago White Sox, who are set to play the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series of 1919, are at odds with their team’s owner, Charles Comiskey (Clifton James), who pays his players unsatisfactory wages despite the team’s popularity. A group of professional gamblers offers the Sox’s best athletes a fortune to throw the series, and the players agree. However, their reputations and careers are ruined when the dark secret, dubbed the “Black Sox Scandal,” reaches the public consciousness.
The film was directed by John Sayles and the score was done by Mason Daring and there are various other songs included on the soundtrack.
Here are a few clips from the soundtrack, its very difficult to find the whole soundtrack. It came out in 1988 and hasn’t been very popular throughout time.
Here are the clips
After You’ve Gone by Leigh Harris
Here is the official trailer.
You can find more information about the soundtrack on soundtrack.net.
That’s all I have for you this week, hope you enjoyed this limited post, look forward to next week when I bring you Gorillias in the Mist. See you then and Happy Listening!