With baseball season right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams are currently winding down their spring training in preparation to take their respective fields on opening day. Members of the New York Yankees used some of their downtime to put together a charming video, where a group of adult professional baseball players reenacted a memorable scene from the 1993 classic The Sandlot. The scene in question is where Smalls (Tom Guiry) explains to his friends Benny (Mike Vitar), Ham (Patrick Renna), Squints (Chauncey Leopardi), Yeah-Yeah (Marty York) and Kenny (Brandon Quintin Adams) that they were all playing with a baseball signed by the iconic Babe Ruth.
Of course, it's fitting that New York Yankees players recreated this scene, because Babe Ruth played for the Yankees for many years and Yankee Stadium is, after all, known as "The House that Ruth Built." Babe Ruth is considered by many, including the characters in The Sandlot, to be the greatest baseball player of all-time. It isn't known what exactly inspired these teammates to post this video, but The Sandlot is certainly beloved by legions of baseball fans, young and old, so I suppose it's not terribly surprising.
The Yankees players who participated in the video are Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances and Didi Gregorius. In addition, we also have a video that shows a side-by-side comparison of the actual scene from the movie and the Yankees' rendition. Do you think any of these big league ballplayers have a shot at Hollywood once their playing days are over?