huge bat in an elegant followthrough...
down the runway, Joe in uniform. Number five.
covered with objects and lit candles. A baseball, an old
Duncan. Clearly, the arrangement is--
and most of the minor ones--I've
worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma,
Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms,
and Isadora Duncan...
ANNIE SAVOY, mid 30's, touches up her face. Very pretty,
National and International borders. She's cosmic.
ANNIE (V.O. CONT'D)
I know things. For instance--
There are 108 beads in a Catholic
There are 108 stitches in a
When I learned that, I gave Jesus
But it just didn't work out between
us The Lord laid too much guilt
You see, there's no guilt in
baseball...and it's never boring.
She sits on a bench and
Which makes It like sex.
There's never been a ballplayer
slept with me who didn't have the
best year of his career.
Making love is like hitting a
baseball--you just got to relax
her calves as she does.
he had a lot of R.B.I.'s or was a
great glove man up the middle.
A woman's got to have standards.
don't realize that come July and
August when the weather is hot
it's hard to perform at your peak
The veterans pace themselves
better. They finish stronger.
They're great in September.
While I don't believe a woman
needs a man to be fulfilled, I do
confess an interest in finding
the ultimate guy--he'd have that
youthful exuberance but the
veteran's sense of timing...
scorebook, binoculars, a radar gun, and lipstick.
"life-wisdom" I give these boys.
Sometimes when I've got a
ballplayer alone I'll just read
Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman
to him. The guys are so sweet--
they always stay and listen.
anything if he thinks it's
Bull Durham (1988)
Synopsis: In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). As the team's season begins, Annie selects brash new recruit Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins), whom she christens "Nuke," to inspire with the religion of baseball. Nuke also receives guidance from veteran player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), who settles Nuke's erratic pitching and teaches him to follow the catcher's lead.