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Helmets Off

Mar 30, 2018

Ian Happ hit a home run on the very first pitch in the very first game of the Major League Baseball season.  It was Cubs vs Marlins.  Sometimes a big early play doesn't really indicate how the game will end up, but the Cubs did win that one.

The Houston Astros may be an early favorite thanks in part to last year's World Series which came after the terrible hurricane.

This is the earliest the season has ever begun.

Here are a few baseball predictions.

The Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander will be the MLB MVP.  He married Kate Upton in the off season.  Surely that will impact his season in a positive way.

Maybe Verlander should bring Kate to the games and make sure she's in view of the opposing team.  Play some mind games.

Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio.  It was hard for him to be married to her.

It's too easy for men in sports to be distracted by women.

Scott grew up watching the Atlanta Braves on WTBS because that station was available in Utah thanks to cable television.

Some of the greatest moments in baseball are in the movies.  Remember A League Of Their Own?  That featured a women's league team playing during World War 2.  Tom Hanks delivered his iconic statement that lives on today "There's No Crying In Baseball!"

Remember Jon Lovitz scouting those girls for the team and in New Mexico and he found Darla Hooch.

Another great baseball movie is Bull Durham.  Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner are great in that movie.  It was a good lesson in how performance is such a mind game.

Major League is another great baseball film.  The best character is the manager.  But one of the greatest sayings is from Bob Ueker doing all the "ball" calls.

Of course no baseball movie list is complete without The Natural.  That film is awesome.  Wilford Brimley and Robert Redford are awesome in this film.  Kim Basinger does great as the distracting woman.

Field of Dreams is the all time great baseball movie.  "If you build it they will come".  Kevin Costner destroys his Iowa corn field to build a ball field.  It's really a show about a son and his dad.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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