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Get ready to go bananas! Today on Play Ball: Baseball at the Movies, we watch the 1996 comedy Ed, starring Matt LeBlanc and his baseball playing chimpanzee Ed Sullivan. Leading off, we walk through the plot (06:24) and give our reviews. Then, on Inside Baseball (45:42), we discuss famous players who suffered from the yips, the Angels’ “Rally Monkey” and the Dodgers “Rally Banana,” the very rare feat of the unassisted triple play, and baseball’s craziest promotions, starring Bill Veeck and Eddward Carl Gaedel. Sliding into home, we rate the movie (01:36:04) and preview next week.
Play Ball: Baseball at the Movies is produced by Paul LeSchofs and Andrew Knopp. Our theme music, Slow Burn, was created by Kevin MacLeod. Our mascot was designed by Yehudi Mercado. Our intro uses clips from the following films from which we do not claim any ownership: Field of Dreams (Universal Pictures), The Natural (TriStar Pictures), Moneyball (Columbia Pictures), The Sandlot (20th Century Fox), Bull Durham (Orion Pictures), and A League of Their Own (Columbia Pictures). Follow us on Twitter @BaseballPodShow and Instragram @playballpodcast.
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