In the HBO series Eastbound & Down, Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) is a once dominant pitcher whose career was cut short by his poor work ethic and bad temper. He works as a substitute gym teacher during his comeback to the Bigs.
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July 28, 2013 by Tom
Charlie Sheen stars in Major League as pitcher Rick Vaughn. When the Cleveland Indians owner wants to put out the worst team possible, they hire a cast of misfits including Vaughn. He has an amazing arm but lacks control, earning the nickname Wild Thing. That is, until he takes an eye exam and is fitted with skull-and-crossbones glasses.July 28, 2013 by Tom
A League of Their Own stars Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell as members of the Rockford Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Go ahead and try sliding for home plate in this dress, but just remember that there’s no crying in baseball.
May 18, 2013 by Jaime
Former athlete Uncle Rico didn’t reach his goal of becoming an NFL superstar, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop throwing footballs, especially if it’s at his nephew Napoleon Dynamite. Though he’s moved on to a variety of get-rich-quick schemes, his tight bell bottoms and class ring suggest he’s still holding on to some aspect of his younger years.
October 25, 2013 by Tom
In Married… with Children, Al (Ed O’Neill) is head of the Bundy household. As a high school football player he once scored 4 touchdowns in one game, but he now struggles through his job selling women’s shoes and his hopeless family. Al’s only reprieve is his alone time on the toilet and on the couch watching episodes of Psycho Dad.
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