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Saturday, May 29, 2010

MOVIE: "A League of Their Own"

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Put the name TOM HANKS in the NF search engine. Almost none of his films is available for instant viewing on internet. That is true of all the most popular titles, actors, directors, etc. here. Of the very few offerings for HANKS in internet viewing is A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. I have to assume it is because this movie is not so popular as to choke bandwidth or crash the server? That is very sad to me. Here we are, with Title Nine, and presumed cough equality for sports for women. How many professional leagues, of any sport, have we? Personallly, I hated sports as a kid and I still only watch very few sporting events. These women were so brave, so committed. That poignant scene of the African American woman, catching and throwing a ball? Ouch. You can tell Penny Marshall truly loved the subject of the film. It was very tender and full of joy. So, this is to the women of our history who made the trails and broke the ice. If we do not claim what they won for us, it is all lost. What a fun movie!