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Hit the Bull Win a Steak - and Who Doesn't Love a Good Steak

Welcome to the inaugural entry of winasteak.com 

The inspiration for this site comes from one of the best baseball movies of all time

Bull Durham
A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town

 

For true baseball lovers, this is one of the most quotable movies ever made.  Who can possibly resist a reference to America's favorite pastime, red meat and dropping the F bomb in the same breath? 

This is for all of you who truly believe in the church of baseball. As for you non-believers: there are actually 108 stitches in a baseball and 108 beads in the Catholic rosary. Coincidence? I don't think so.  Even if you're on the fence but still have great taste in baseball movies, here you go...

Crash Davis: Oh, hey, and another thing, Meat. You don't know shit, all right? If you wanna make it to the bigs, you'll listen to me. Annie only wants you so she can boss you around, got it? So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit. And don't hold the ball so hard, OK? It's an egg. Hold it like an egg.
[Mechanized bull noises in background]
Crash Davis: Well, he really hit the shit outta that one, didn't he?
[laughs]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: [softly, infuriated] I held it like an egg.
Crash Davis: Yeah, and he scrambled the son of a bitch. Look at that, he hit the fucking bull! Guy gets a free steak!
[laughs]
Crash Davis: You having fun yet?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Oh, yeah. Havin' a blast.
Crash Davis: Good.
[pause]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: God, that sucker teed off on that like he knew I was gonna throw a fastball!
Crash Davis: He did know.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: How?
Crash Davis: I told him.

Thanks to www.imdb.com for documenting the wonderful memories that have been etched in my brain since the late 80's (not that I remember much of that decade, but we'll talk about that later)

Speaking of memories that you can't erase if you had Bill Gates money

Crash asks Nuke "You having fun yet?"

That takes me back to every family vacation we ever took growing up.  Great googley moogley, talk about the road trips from hell! Whether it was Wally World, South of the Border, or the World's Largest Ball of Twine, we drove there

in that God forsaken Family Truckster  OK, this wasn't the actual vehicle we actually drove across the country in, but it might as well have been. A bunch of honkeys in a station wagon with a CB Radio, an illegal fuzz buster with a hand towel over it, and no GPS. Does anyone remember folding maps ?!!?

 

 

How do you think this turns out?!? I'll tell you - NOT WELL!

My CB Radio handle was Goldie Locks (although self imposed, what the hell did I know)  

little kid + old dirty bastard truckers + naive & impressionable = scarred for life!

 Add to that...

 Family of five sleeping in one room of a seedy truck stop motel with that musty smell and nudie matchbox covers,

Mom rolling out sleeping bags on the floor because the $10 roll-away beds were too expensive, Dad going to the "ice machine" and disappearing for an hour

that's how it went!@!

"Fun Goddamnit!"

Which is the exact quote Crash Davis ended his inspirational talk to Nuke.

We will never speak of this again