Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Leaug* (for League, etc.)

Are you crying? Are you crying? Are you crying?! There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball!

Perhaps you recall these lines from the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, a fictionalized account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League formed during World War II.  In this scene, manager Jimmy Dugan (wonderfully played by Tom Hanks) is both incredulous and appalled after a player responds to one of his pep talks (i.e., tirades) with tears.

The American Film Institute evidently found it memorable, as they’ve included the last line in “AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes,” ranked at number 54.  In fact, you may want to visit this fun Web site to relive some other favorite film moments!

Leaug* shares the ball park with other moderate-probability typos on the Ballard list.  There are 18 entries in OhioLINK and 308 in WorldCat.  For those of you who have been following the World Cup, you may have noticed that there definitely is crying in soccer.

(Logo of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak    

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