History Film / MajorLeague

10th Sep '17 11:51:42 AM kquinn0830
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* KickedUpstairs: In the sequel, Jake gets cut after they bring in All-Star Jack Parkman and rookie Rube Baker. Lou softens it by hiring Jake to be one of his assistant coaches, telling him he's the smartest player he's ever managed and he'll make a great coach.


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* YouAreInCommandNow: In the sequel, after Lou suffers a heart attack, Jake takes over as interim manager.
3rd Sep '17 6:38:33 AM IlGreven
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** The scene where Taylor tells Dorn to "step into one" is an aversion, even though there's a rule that the batter must make every attempt to avoid getting hit, and the ump can decide not to award the runner first base if this happens. This rule is so rarely enforced, though, that Taylor's strategy was a viable one.
23rd Aug '17 6:31:01 PM AriRockefeller
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-->'''Hayes''': I told you I wasn't gonna slide!

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-->'''Hayes''': [[ExactWords I told you I wasn't gonna slide!slide]]!
30th Jul '17 6:27:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* CallingYourShots: Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted. Early in the first film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) steps up to the plate and imagines successfully calling a home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame, apparently emulating the famous occasion where Babe Ruth did this. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts, and the Yankees are completely unprepared for it]]]].

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* CallingYourShots: Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted. Early in the first film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and imagines successfully calling a home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame, apparently emulating the famous occasion where Babe Ruth did this. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts, and the Yankees are completely unprepared for it]]]].
30th Jul '17 5:51:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Creator/ReneRusso);

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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), (Creator/TomBerenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Creator/ReneRusso);
19th Jul '17 12:31:04 AM bt8257
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In 1998, another sequel, ''Major League: Back to the Minors,'' came out, which focused on a minor league team (The Salt Lake Buzz) with a new manager (played by Scott Bakula) and a pretty much all new cast of characters. The only carryovers from the original movies are Dorn (who now owns the Minnesota Twins, who the Buzz are the AAA farm team), Cerrano, Tanaka, Baker (who are players on the team), and Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker, the announcer). This one focuses mostly on Bakula's manager, especially with his teaching methods with a hot batting prospect and a pitching prospect who has a blazing fastball but no other pitches, and his battles with the manager of the Twins (played by Creator/TedMcGinley, signifying the series' JumpTheShark moment).

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In 1998, another sequel, ''Major League: Back to the Minors,'' Minors'', came out, which focused on a minor league team (The Salt Lake Buzz) with a new manager (played by Scott Bakula) and a pretty much all new cast of characters. The only carryovers from the original movies are Dorn (who now owns the Minnesota Twins, who the Buzz are the AAA farm team), Cerrano, Tanaka, Baker (who are players on the team), and Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker, the announcer). This one focuses mostly on Bakula's manager, especially with his teaching methods with a hot batting prospect and a pitching prospect who has a blazing fastball but no other pitches, and his battles with the manager of the Twins (played by Creator/TedMcGinley, signifying the series' JumpTheShark moment).
moment the series was JumpingTheShark).






** Anyone with knee problems can tell you there's no way Jake could do what he does and still be standing.

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** Anyone with knee problems can tell you there's no way ''no way'' Jake could do what he does and still be standing.
16th Jul '17 3:06:30 PM IlGreven
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** This scene was redone, with Nikki in Jake's role, in a scene in the 2nd movie.
27th Jun '17 10:25:22 AM CosmicFerret
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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Rene Russo);

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* Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), a catcher a decade past his prime and who never got over the one he let get away (Rene Russo);(Creator/ReneRusso);
26th Jun '17 6:35:56 PM JamesDoyle
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* GilliganCut:
-->'''Reporter''': Hey Rick! Is it true you're moving to the bullpen?
-->'''Vaughn''': Of course not! Where do you guys get this stuff?
** Cut to Vaughn sitting in the bullpen.
26th Jun '17 8:43:36 AM IlGreven
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* BadBadActing: Dorn in the American Express commercial. He reads his lines with [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable weird emphasis]], then snaps his fingers a second too late.
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