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  • When Capadino turns down Marla because she isn't pretty even though she's a fantastic hitter, Dottie and Kit don't even discuss it. They exchange a look and immediately put down their things, refusing to budge until he changes his mind.
  • Even drunk and disinterested, Jimmy is observant enough to know that Marla is their best hitter, and has the baseball IQ to know that having her bunt is a bad move.
  • Dottie doing the splits to catch a ball, impressing everyone and especially the newsmen who'd been sitting bored on the sidelines up until then. The Rancine catcher reluctantly tells her coach that she "can't do that", to which he responds with a flabbergasted, "Who can?"
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  • Jimmy's version of a pep talk:
    Jimmy: This is chickenshit, Dottie! If you want to go back to Oregon and make a hundred babies, great, I'm in no position to tell anyone how to live. But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up. You can't deny that.
    Dottie: It just got too hard.
    Jimmy: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.
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