On this episode, we dive into the 2016 indie drama The Phenom starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti. After introducing the movie, we walk through the plot (13:17) and review the film (1:08:34). Rounding the bases on Inside Baseball, Andrew walks us through famous teenage phenoms (1:19:55); Paul gives a rundown of sports psychology (1:39:25); And we name our Top 5 Most Intimidating Pitchers (2:07:55). Sliding into home, we name the movie's MVP and rate the film (2:35:38).
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. *Discussions regarding current baseball news may be out of date.