Chicago Cubs: Three baseball movies to watch to fill the void of no baseball

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Chicago Cubs: Major League

Major League is and has always been one of my favorite baseball movies. The film tells the tale of a woman who inherits the Cleveland Indians. Since she wants to move the team to Miami for the warmer climate and a new stadium, she constructs a team of terrible players. To her dismay, the men defy all odds, and they come together to be more successful than expected.

While I don’t want to spoil the movie by giving the entire plot and outcome of the film away, I will admit this is a feel-good movie with a happy story that is sure to lift any baseball fan’s spirits. You might even find yourself rooting for Cleveland (probably only for this movie, but still). This movie is available on both Amazon Prime and iTunes.


Another movie I found myself watching is Moneyball. While I have seen this film many times to date, I feel like I learn something new every time I watch it. Moneyball was adapted from a book by Michael Lewis, and it is based on a true story. The esteemed Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics GM who revolutionized the 2002 Oakland Athletics.

He also changed the way that teams are constructed and how players are viewed. While the film is mainly full of statistics and analytics, it is absolutely fascinating to see how the baseball world changed because of Beane. Whether you are interested in statistics and analytics or not, the movie is full of drama and enough baseball to captivate any fan. This movie is available on Hulu, Amazon Prime and iTunes.