Not a terrible film, but the alleged magic was lost on me. Bland and painfully sentimental, both the nostalgia and baseball themes left me bored. Amy Madigan and James Earl Jones are good, but the rest of the cast is just okay - with Timothy Busfield making for a particularly weak villain. Just not the movie for me.
This is just one of the many films that Kevin Costner made about the love of baseball and even though it can be corny at times, even for Costner, it still has it's moments and is a surprisingly entertaining film.
the baseball theme was a little on the bland side, and the 80s music was as, well, 80s as it gets, but i thought some of the cinematography was beautifully shot. the only real problem i had with the characters was his wife being annoyingly ecstatic throughout the whole film. overall i liked it though.