Baseball is BACK!

AO: North Shore
Beatdown Date: 07/23/2020
Q: Chief
Pax: Armstrong, Stu, Sweater Vest, Ditka
DR Pax: Cool Breeze (Bend, Oregon)

Today is July 23 and it is…opening day?! While we wish opening day would have been on the normal date, we are excited for some baseball!

Disclaimer given and we’re ready to go for the first pitch!

The Thang:
– Motivators (9)
– WW2 situps (9)
– Shoulder taps (9)

Time for some baseball movie trivia! Here is your trivia game format: for each movie there will be 3 questions. Pax will plank while we wait for final answer from pax.
– Question #1: Pax guess what year movie came out. Then do merkins and plank jacks for the numbers added up (2015 means 2+0+1+5= 8 merkins and 8 plank jacks). Add to the number of reps by number of years pax are off from the actual year movie came out.
– Question #2: Crunchy frog time! Right answer = 10, wrong answer = 20, and I don’t know = 15.
– Question #3: Superman pull ups! Right answer = 10, wrong = 20 and I don’t know = 15.


Movie #1: Sandlot!
– 1993 (Pax guess was off 3 years)= 25 merkins and 25 plank jacks
– Name of best player from movie: Benny the Jet Rodriguez! Cool Breeze can answer these in his sleep! Only 10 crunchy frogs.
– Name of the dog in movie: Pax incorrectly guessed by giving the nickname (The beast). Actual name Hercules! 20 Superman pull ups


Movie #2: Major League
– 1989 = correct guess is 27 merkins and 27 plank jacks
– Nickname for Charlie Sheen’s character: Wild thing! Sweater knew it without hesitation! 10 crunchy frogs
– What was MLB league minimum in 1989? Armstrong was very confident at $100K but Stu’s wisdom took over and he made the executive decision for a “I don’t know”. Good call because it was $68K league min in 1989. 15 superman pull ups.


Movie #3: Moneyball
– 2011 (Pax guess was 2010) = 5 merkins and 5 plank jacks
– Name of person Brad Pitt was playing in movie: Billy Beane! Sweater once again hit it out of the park…10 crunchy frogs
– Moneyball was first baseball movie nominated for best picture since what baseball movie: Field of Dreams. Sweater Vest is 3/3 at the plate! 10 superman pull ups


Movie #4: Field of Dreams
– 1989 = correct guess so 27 merkins and 27 plank jacks
– What type of field did they play on and in what state: Corn field in Iowa! 10 crunchy frogs
– Kevin Costner had just starred in what other baseball film? Bull Durham! Sweater goes 4 for 4 and hits for the cycle! 10 superman pull ups


Great work everybody! Enjoyed having Cool Breeze with us and love seeing the positive impact of F3 spread to other parts of the country.

Finished up with a quote from Tommy Lasorda: “There are three types of baseball players: those who wonder what will happen, those who watch it happen, and those who make it happen”. While the quote is about baseball, it applies to us as leaders. We need to be the ones to make it happen and it requires us to listen first and be men of action to help improve our communities.

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