Audiences might be surprised to find themselves earnestly rooting for the underdog Cleveland Indians baseball team in this sports comedy with an oversized heart. It stars Charlie Sheen as a hotshot rookie pitcher called Wild Thing, who is being mentored by aging catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) while contending with diva third baseman Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen). They were put on the team roster so they could lose and better the situation for the team’s devious owner. But by working together, this motley crew just might throw a curve ball into that plan. When watching it today, 30 years after its release, one can’t help but speculate at its prescience for the team-building tactics now used in many major sports and featured in films like Moneyball.
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