Benny Rodriguez: Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking. Just have fun. I mean, if you were having fun you would’ve caught that ball. You ever have a paper route?
Scotty Smalls: I helped a guy once.
Benny Rodriguez: Okay, well chuck it like you throw paper. When your arm gets here, just let go. Just let go, it’s that easy.
Scotty Smalls: How do I catch it?
Benny Rodriguez: Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I’ll take care of it.
Thanks for allowing me to share my favorite baseball movie quotes throughout April. It’s been fun for me to pull these quotes and be reminded the sport seems to answer Life’s questions – from letting go and having fun to empowering others to realizing it’s worth the fight to stay in the game. And to quote Brad Pitt in Moneyball, “How can you not get romantic about baseball?” Hope you have the chance this spring or summer to make it a game, whether at your neighborhood ballpark or MLB game, and just enjoy.