i just got this disc... what do people think? let me start off by saying i am a huge baseball fan - i've read more books on the sport than i can count (my favourite autobiographies are probably those of Whitey Ford, Hank Aaron and Jim Bouton), and i'll give any baseball movie a chance. Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, and Major League are the best baseball movies out there (and just great movies period), all for their own reasons. The Babe was far from perfect, yet the ending still left a tear in my eye The Natural was great and nostalgic, and the Major League sequels sucked A League of Their Own was good. anyways, i'd have to say this movie left me a bit dissapointed. maybe it's the fact that the story was about an era that was so magical in my mind that nothing could compare; all the stories and anecdotes being portrayed on screen, i'd read about countless times in different books. But then Eight Men Out was a much better movie and that too was non-fiction. In the end i think it was the direction... the CG shots looked staged and the camera was frequently still on composite shots. and when the camera did move it looked fake (of course you could say the same thing about Gladiator) still, i could feel the enthusiasm of Billy Crystal. the way he talked about baseball in City Slickers made me feel warm all over and damn those two actors looked exactly like Mantle and Maris!