#7 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-10-01 11:17 AM | Reply | Flag:
It was Phillip Seymor Hoffman playing Howe. I have to wonder if Hoffman just didn't know anything about baseball and actually believed that Howe was mildly retarded, given the portrayal.
I think I would have enjoyed the movie more if it was just 100% fictional and didn't portray real people. Some of the stuff in there was just ridiculous. You'd think Scott Hatteberg was the 1st catcher ever to move to first base from the way they portrayed it in the movie.
Also, the strength of that team was their three ace pitchers and the movie almost seemed to intentionally ignore them, which is just intentionally misleading, IMO. I get that it adds to the drama if you pretend that the team didn't have a bunch of major stars but that just isn't true.
Anyway, I'd like to see KC at leat reach the World Series this year. Fans definitely deserve it after sticking through decades of torture.