(David S. Ward, US 1989, 107 min., DCP)
America’s Favorite Pastime. The Cleveland Indians haven’t won the World Series since 1948, and the new owner—a Vegas showgirl who inherited the team from her husband—would rather move the team to Florida. To trigger an escape clause in the team’s lease, she needs to drop season attendance below a certain level, so she loads the team with over-the-hill players, problem projects, unproven rookies, and a bitter manager. Once the team discovers her plan, however, they know the only way to salvage their careers is to win the division and beat the hated Yankees. One of the most popular and quotable of all baseball comedies!