The Milwaukee Brewers have re-created one of the most iconic scenes from The Sandlot. Over the years, The Sandlot has gone on to become one of the most beloved movies ever made about baseball, even if it wasn't totally embraced by critics at the time. And, given the age of many players in Major League Baseball, it's a movie a lot of them grew up with. Several members of the Milwaukee Brewers decided to celebrate the movie by taking on one of its most iconic scenes, in honor of its upcoming 25th anniversary.
The Sandlot scene in question is when we're formally introduced to "The Beast." In the scene, Hamilton "Ham" Porter threatens to hit a home run, in the style of Babe Ruth. Unfortunately, he does, which means they no longer have a ball to play with. Smalls, who is unaware of the legend that is The Beast, offers to get the ball, only to be greeted by a gigantic, terrifying dog. The rest of the Sandlot gang then explains to him why they never get their balls back, thanks to the monstrous dog that plagues their game. The Milwaukee Brewers shared their take on the scene, via their Twitter account, with a classic quote from the movie accompanying it.
"There's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die."
The version of the scene that the Brewers have presented us is quite faithful to the movie and pretty amusing. However, there are some notable differences that make this tribute to The Sandlot pretty memorable. Specifically, their version of The Beast is quite a bit different than the dog named Hercules owned by James Earl Jones' character in the movie. Needless to say, the gang of young kids playing baseball in the movie wouldn't have been quite as afraid of getting their balls back from this dog.
This isn't the first time that a Major League Baseball team has shown their love for the now classic baseball movie by re-creating a famous scene from it. In 2015, members of the New York Yankees did a version of the famous Babe Ruth scene from The Sandlot, in which, the group has to explain to Smalls why it was so foolish for him to play with a baseball actually signed by the legendary player. What the Brewers have done here though is a bit more in-depth.
Released on April 7, 1993, The Sandlot quickly became a fan-favorite baseball movie that has continued to resonate with many over the years. It spawned two home video sequels, 2005's The Sandlot 2 and 2007's The Sandlot: Heading Home, which starred Luke Perry and saw Chauncey Leopardi reprises his role as Squints. It's pretty clear that quite a few guys who make a living playing baseball these days have a lot of love for this movie. Be sure to check out the re-created scene from The Sandlot, courtesy of the Milwaukee Brewers Twitter account, for yourself below.