Keeping on the baseball movie trend, today I watched Eight Men Out. I actually have never watched this movie prior to today.
Eight Men Out is a dramatized story of the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal, where eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused and stood trial for taking bribes and running a confidence scheme, while throwing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The “fix” was led by notorious gangster and gambler Arnold Rothstein (Michael Lerner).
Pretty good movie, and a must-watch for baseball die-hards. I would have liked to see more “Shoeless Joe”. Arguably one of the best of all-time, but the film really only talks about him being great, and doesn’t SHOW it as much as I would have liked.