Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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"The “Major League” clubhouse clip got me thinking…

Who is the more believable baseball manager…James Gammon in “Major League” or Wilford Brimley in “The Natural”?

--Daniel W.

Brimley, and I love the performance, is almost playing a caricature. It’s how the part is written. I think I’d give the edge to Gammon for having a bit more to work with.