This month on National S’mores Day, the Salt Lake Bees ironically joined in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot which was filmed in Salt Lake City. To say this is one of the best sports movies of all time would be an understatement. Baseball is America’s pastime and it was even more popular in the setting the movie takes place. There are funny moments, romantic moments and legendary moments. But like any great movie, the quotability of this movie is what sets it apart from the rest. Mean Girls, The Office and Albus Dumbledore From the Harry Potter movies all became legendary because they were quotable. So without further ado, the Top 10 best Sandlot quotes!
10. The kid is an L7 weenie!
This wasn’t the warmest welcoming for the nerd Scotty Smalls to be welcomed into the neighborhood but it set the stage for Benny to become the greatest friend and coach to Smalls on the diamond. The rest of this quote is also great because it references the Mount Rushmore of wieners everywhere:
1. Scotty Smalls
2. Dodger Dogs
3. Oscar Meyer
4. Foot long
9. You’re killing me Smalls!
This is one of the most quotable anytime your friend asks something stupid like “Where do babies come from?” or, in Scotty’s case “S’more what? I haven’t had anything yet so how can I have some more of nothing?” Just keep walking Smalls. Just keep walking.
Classic Squints trying to be cool.
7. Ham distracts the hitters on the preppie baseball team.
“Hey, is that your sister in left field naked? She’s naked!”
“If I had a dog as ugly as you, I’d shave its butt and tell him to walk backwards.”
“Hurry up batter. It’s going to be a short game and then I gotta get home for lunch.”
6. For us baseball was just a game but for Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez, baseball was life.
From the boy with the Dodgers hat to “The Jet stoke home!” Benny was quite the inspiration.
5. Lotiony, lotiony, oily, oily, I can’t take this anymore!
What followed was the best part of the whole movie. Squints had the guts to put the move on the lifeguard. What he did was sneaky, rotten and low….. and cool!
4. The many nicknames of George Herman Ruth as told by the twins:
The King of Crash, the King of Crash.
The Titan of Terror, the Titan of Terror.
The Colossus or Clout, the Colossus of Clout.
Babe Ruth! The Great Bambino!
3. It’s about time Benny my clothes are going out of style.
They already are Squints.
Squints: Shut up!
2. Benny’s surprising disses!
“What are you laughing at Yeah Yeah? You run like a duck!
“Ok, whoever wants to be a can’t hack it pantywaist who wears their mama’s bra, raise your hand.”
1. Ham’s unbeatable diss to Phillips and feminists everywhere.
“You play ball like a girl!”
Actually feminists might call this a COMPLIMENT!
And now that we’ve offended feminists everywhere by dubbing this the top Sandlot quote, that’s a wrap!