There aren’t too many female-centric sports movies out there, so when one comes along that’s as funny, heart-warming and quotable as A League of Their Own, you can bet your Rockford Peaches that people are going to remember it. Fondly. Without crying.
Because you know, there’s no crying in baseball.
But there’s a whole heck of a lot of cheering. Still. Especially since the cast of the Geena Davis and Tom Hanks film reunited to play some good old fashioned baseball, 24 years after its release.
Okay, so Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Petty weren’t actually there, but Davis certainly was (the reunion took place at her second annual Bentonville Film Festival). She was joined by Betty Spaghetti (Tracy Reiner), Helen (Anne Ramsay), Ellen Sue (Freddie Simpson), Marla (Megan Cavanaugh) and Marbleann (Patti Pelton).
We’d say it was the perfect opportunity to reunite, given the whole goal of the festival is to celebrate and empower female voices in the media.
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Even cooler was the fact that the actors were joined by Gina Casey, one of the original players from the Rockford Peaches. Yup, that’s right — the film was inspired by true events that took place during the second world war, when the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded.
For this softball game, none of the ladies wore skirts (we all saw how painful sliding was in those things during the film!) and their Peaches t-shirts were slightly more breathable than the outfits worn both historically and in the film. But the actors rocked it anyhow, making us want to re-watch the movie immediately.
And maybe practice some of our own sweet ball moves, too.