Christian Toto at PJ Media has a great post on just how far we’ve fallen as a culture since the halcyon days when a movie as hilarious and relentlessly offensive as Major League could be made and, horrors, become a hit and cult classic.
The boys of summer are back where they belong.
Spring Training began this week, a time when even the lowliest of teams can dream of playing meaningful baseball in September.
Except maybe the Cincinnati Reds.
It’s the perfect time to revisit “Major League,” the 1989 comedy starring Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, and Charlie Sheen as Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. The bawdy comedy not only nailed the game’s essentials but gave us plenty of memorable quotes.
Like, “Juuuuust a bit outside,” from legendary announcer Bob Uecker.
The movie spawned two inferior sequels, but the original’s luster has yet to fade. Who doesn’t love a big league comedy with attitude? Maybe those Social Justice Warriors. The SJW crowd would try to crush it if it came out today. Why? It’s politically incorrect in more than a few ways.
1. The Villain Is … Gasp … a Woman
2. Cultural Appropriation Run Amok
3. PETA, Watch Out!
4. Wrong Logo, Wrong Team
Ten Sparta bucks says any Spartan baseball fans out there rent or stream the whole movie again before the weekend is over.
Ten more to any Spartan who then screens Slap Shot as the second half of the Most Politically Incorrect Double Feature Ever.
And yet ten more to the Spartan that correctly picks which flick tossed out more effenhiemers: Slap Shot or Scarface.