Battered Bastards of Baseball

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Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by Turdacious » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:36 am

Netflix documentary about the Portland Mavericks, an independent baseball team based in Portland for a few years during the 70's that was a thorn in the side of MLB. Think a documentary that's about a team that's a cross between Bad News Bears and Semi-Pro. It has a strong PNW vibe. It's not 30 by 30 quality, it's still probably watchable for non baseball fans. The first 15 minutes or so drag quite a bit, but it picks up after that. I enjoyed it.
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Re: Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by TerryB » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Yeah, sounds good. Esoteric, not 30 by 30 quality, only "probably watchable" for normal people, and starts off boring as fuck.
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Re: Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by baffled » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:35 pm

What about 30 For 30 quality? Is it in that range?

I'm interested in anything that has a real life Bad News Bears resemblance. Will watch soon.
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Re: Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by Turdacious » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:58 pm

baffled wrote:What about 30 For 30 quality? Is it in that range?

I'm interested in anything that has a real life Bad News Bears resemblance. Will watch soon.
The first part is slow and does nothing to hook you-- you have to suffer through it. The main part of the story is not as tightly edited as a 30 for 30 production, but the story is great. With the 30 for 30 stuff, I pretty much knew the plots because I'm a sports fan; with this I didn't know how it was going to go or end (and I used to live in Portland). Also, they do a good job of capturing the local flavor.
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Re: Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by Turdacious » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:59 pm

T>1200 wrote:Yeah, sounds good. Esoteric, not 30 by 30 quality, only "probably watchable" for normal people, and starts off boring as fuck.
Your reading comprehension is definitely improving.
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Re: Battered Bastards of Baseball

Post by TerryB » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:07 pm

I worry about you two.
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