The Yankles

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Joining the ranks of Major League, The Sandlot and The Rookie, comes one of (future) all time greatest baseball movies - The Yankles.

As written by Zev Brooks of IMDB, "The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. To Charlie's dismay, however, he is shunned by mainstream society because of the controversy surrounding his early parole and prior convictions. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service. After a rough start, Charlie finds a home with The Yankles. With Charlie's help, The Yankles strive for success on the field, while Charlie works to rebuild his reputation in society and his relationship with those whom he wronged in the past."

To view a 3 minute clip of the movie, or to watch 3 shorter clips, then click here.

These people are meshuga!


Asher Anshel said...

My chavrusa is on the team, and i wish him much hatzlocha!

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Asher, lol. You never cease to make me laugh.

ralphrc said...

Yankles sign Putz.

ralphrc said...

Yankles grab putz?

Scott said...

Hi from Massachusetts, die hard Mets fan, yes, it's true, Die hard Met's fan from MA. Has the Yankles been released yet to full distribution? Watched the trailer would love to see the entire movie.