We encourage you to celebrate America’s favorite pastime this weekend by watching the greatest baseball movie ever made – Bull Durham.

It has been 25 years since Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh made it to “the show” after receiving some very important life lessons from the lovable Annie Savoy and savvy veteran Crash Davis.

Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls – it’s more democratic.

When Bull Durham hit the screens in 1988 we immediately feel in love with Kevin Costner’s midwestern charm, and the movie’s blend of comedy, romance, and minor league baseball.

A quarter-century later, the movie is a classic and has also taught us a few things about life:

  • Think classy, you’ll be classy.
  • Never shake off your catcher.
  • Meat. You don’t know shit, all right?
  • The rose goes in front, big guy.
  • You can still have a rainout if there isn’t any rain.
  • Don’t mess with a streak.
  • And there are 108 stitches in each major-league baseball.

Bull Durham also gave us one of the best rants in movie history.

Well, I believe in the soul. The cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing AstroTurf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

So ditch the ballpark this weekend and find some time to watch Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon at their very best. We guarantee you’ll love it.