I just watched Bull Durham's Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Robert Wuhl, and director Ron Shelton be interviewed on On the Record with Bob Costas and have to say it was a pretty interesting segment. They discussed the Hall of Fame incident, the film, the famous mound meeting scene, and minor-league life in general (Shelton was in the Orioles' organization for 5 years). Some of the jewels that I jotted down were:
"Don't let this guy get between you and Cooperstown," spoken by Tim Robbins regarding Hall president Dale Petroskey.
"...And we almost made the Hall of Fame," Shelton explaining why Sarandon had to give an all-day reading and jump through various other hoops to get the part.
Wuhl explaining why he, unlike costar Sarandon, was not selected by People magazine as one of the most beautiful people in America this year: "The publichser told me I was going to be in, but that he was afraid that I might put people in harm's way."
I have to say that Robbins' comments made me rethink me whole anti-Hall stance. It is baseball after all.