With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, the challenge posed to us was a simple one: Could we find a movie appearance or mention for all 30 Major League Baseball teams?
A lot of the top teams would be easy. The Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs, for instance, have turned up in a wealth of films. But what about newer teams like the Nationals, Rockies or Diamondbacks? Finding any evidence of those squads, even if it was just via a character wearing a team cap or a radio of play by play in the background, would seem to be much harder.
So we gave it the old college try and it actually turned out to be quite fun. Our exercise can be found below and by no means should it be considered a comprehensive list or a scroll of endorsements. We left a lot of movies out. If you have a movie mention for your team that you like better, let us know in the comments below.
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