Baseball may be a religion full of magic, cosmic truth, and the fundamental ontological riddles of our time, but it's also a job.

In the 1988 classic movie Bull Durham about the trials and tribulations of getting to “the show”, pitcher Nuke LaLoosh, played by Tim Robbins, is going to the bigs as soon as he is mentally “mature”. He has the talent. The big-league club has a rotation spot for him, but he simply doesn’t have experience. The Durham Bulls bring in career minor leaguer catcher Crash Davis, played by Kevin Costner, to help teach Nuke the ropes so he can make it in the show. All hell breaks loose when a super fan, Annie, played by Susan Sarandon, picks Nuke over Crash despite her clear feelings for the slugging catcher.

“I hook up with one guy a season. Usually takes me a couple weeks to pick the guy - kinda my own spring training. And, well, you two are the most promising prospects of the season so far…”

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