A Survivor’s Guide to Baseball Withdrawals

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2.  Spend a rainy day (or weekend) with some classic baseball movies

Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane speaks to the media during MLB media day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Of course “Moneyball” is the obvious choice but it may be too soon to watch another Oakland Athletics team end their season in bitter disappointment. So, I say go for the lighthearted, fun movies that help you remember why you love baseball in the first place. My all-time favorite: “The Sandlot.” What’s not to love about the story of childhood friends introducing the greatest game ever invented to the new kid? I recently watched “Million Dollar Arm” and really liked that one too. There are so many baseball movies out there, many of which I haven’t seen, and I look forward to making some new favorites on a blustery day this winter.