* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The original ending of the first movie painted Rachel Phelps in quite a different light. In a deleted scene, she confides to Lou Brown that she never had any intention of moving the team, and all her actions were [[BatmanGambit a ploy]] to motivate them to success. The scene was cut because test audiences liked the character better as a villain.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Doyle. Also Cerrano.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Indians losing to Miami in the World Series to the fans.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: When Dorn refuses to accept Lou's punishment of 40 push-ups for every fielding error during training, the prima donna player breaks out his contract to point where it says he's not forced to do any calisthenics. Lou silently tosses the contract to the ground and pisses on it.
** Pretty much everything Doyle says announcing the games. "Juuuuuuust a bit outside" is merely the [[MemeticMutation capper]].
** "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?!"
* HilariousInHindsight: The owner's entire plot. Shortly after the movies were released, Miami was given an expansion team... and Cleveland built the Indians a palatial new stadium. Meanwhile, the Florida Marlins, despite winning two World Series in their brief history (including one over the Indians!), have been beset with financial problems. The biggest bone of contention? Marlins' ownership wants a new stadium.
** The Marlins ''did'' get a new stadium, for the 2012 season. They promptly suffered a losing season.
** Taka Tanaka was supposed to be a sign of bad management from Dorn. This was before the Asian invasion of Major League Baseball began, which gave us the likes of Hideo Nomo, Hideki Matsui, Ichiro, and Daisuke Matsuzaka.
*** Tanaka wasn't a bad trade because he was Asian. He was a bad trade because A) he didn't speak a word of English, and B) he was ''bat-shit crazy!'' Of course, so were about 2/3 of the guys on the team...
**** This is definitely a case of YMMV, as the crux of the joke was that MLB fans at the time perceived Japanese pro baseball as something of an inferior league. Ichiro came over with roughly the same grasp on English as Taka, after all. The whole set up and introduction of Tanaka is clearly meant to imply they got an inferior player (though he must have been better than the left fielder they had prior). All this being said, the rest of the movie goes to show that he's not horrible, and in fact, being bat-shit crazy could be useful (his challenging of Cerrano, his kamikaze play in the outfield was more useful than detrimental, etc)
** The 1995 Seattle Mariners ended up having quite a few similarities with the Indians' season in the movie: a perennial losing team on the verge of moving that staged an incredible comeback to win their division in a one-game playoff (ironically they were eliminated in the ALCS by the Indians).
** Charlie Sheen with control issues, eh?
* MemeticMutation: Quite a few lines, but the "This guy here is dead!" "Cross him off, then" exchange is a favorite of baseball fans.
** "Don't give me any of this ''ole'' shit!"
** "Juuuuuuust a bit outside..."
** This troper has heard many people, after seeing an unexpected player show power during spring training, say "yeah, off a guy who'll be bagging groceries in a week!"
* SpecialEffectsFailure: A shot in the third film of Tanaka throwing a ball in from the outfield is clearly green-screen.
** So were a couple of Hog's curveballs.