Like most of you, I’m slightly fuzzy around the edges — like do-I-need-eyedrops blurring on the outlines — from November through March, and am only fully realized, as a person, during baseball season. Which starts tonight, fuck yes it does.
In honor of our national pastime, here is a YouTube remix of the best part of the greatest of all American films, Major League, featuring Corbin Bernsen (at the apex of his career) and James Gammon (also costar of Chris Elliott’s Cabin Boy [“Chinga patinga powinga”]) talking about fundamentally sound infield technique. When I played baseball, a lot of times we would just watch this clip instead of taking infield practice. It is surprisingly effective: