In this episode:

A League of Their Own

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Things we discussed in this episode:

  • We discuss the voting process and possible voter fraud on Ashley’s part in our Instagram poll.
  • We go on our first trip to Tangent City on this episode and talk about last week’s successful Instagram post!
  • We again go to Tangent City and talk about lamination…yes…lamination.
  • Ryan talks about how his earliest memory of this movie is thanks to one of his friends.

Our Predictions: Ashley and Ryan agree that the movie will hold up.

  • We go on some rants about equal pay. (Ryan starts this one.)
  • We talk about Ann Cusack and her famous family.
  • Joey Slotnick is in this movie and Ryan is excited about it.
  • We talk about the expectations of women in the 1940’s and the real fear of women becoming “too masculine” by playing baseball.
  • Did you know that the character Marla Hooch is supposed to be ugly? They don’t mention it much in the movie at all… (This is sarcasm just in case you couldn’t tell.)
  • We go on a small trip to Tangent City and talk about riding trains.
  • We touch briefly on the differences between the true story and the movie.
  • We relate to being the dynamic of being the little sibling like Kit.

CORRECTION: In this episode we state that Penny Marshall was the first female director to have a movie gross over a 100 million dollars for this movie, when actually it was 1988’s Big. A League of Their Own did also hit that mark, making her the first female director have two films that grossed over 100 million!

Award Winners:

Ryan: The “Cagey”– David L. Lander (Sport Announcer)

The “Hanxy”– Tom Hanks (Jimmy Dugan).

Ashley:  The “Cagey” – Freddie Simpson (Ellen Sue)

The “Hanxy”– Tom Hanks (Jimmy Dugan).

Does it hold up?

Ryan: Yes!

Ashley: Yes!

Facts from 1992:

  • This movie was released on July 1st, 1992.
  • Hit TV Shows:
    • Murphy Brown
    • Murder She Wrote
    • Coach
  • Hit Songs:
    • “I’ll be there” by Mariah Carey
    • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
    • “Save The Best For Last” by Vanessa Williams
  • Hit Movies: 
    • “The Bodyguard”
    • “Wayne’s World”
    • “Basic Instinct”.
  • Where you can stream it:
    • IMDB TV (Free with Ads), CBS ALL ACCESS
    • Rent on various streaming services.



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