Through All The Costner, Baseball Is The Constant (feat. Hunter Atkins)
Thirty years after “Bull Durham,” Kevin Costner remains one of baseball’s most recognizable avatars. Between 1988 and 1999, the square-jawed, iron-armed movie star made three films about the quintessentially American aura of the game: “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham,” and “For Love Of The Game.” This week, we’re joined by Houston Chronicle reporter and Astros beat writer Hunter Atkins to assess Costner’s baseball abilities, update Susan Sarandon’s “Bull Durham” character, and question whether “Dad, do you wanna have a catch?” is just too much. Happy Opening Day to you and yours.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.