DYING FOR BASEBALL? TRY BOBBY DENIRO IN ‘BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY’!

By Sam Bush

If you’re dying to watch baseball and can’t because the Phils and the rest of MLB have been paused by the coronavirus, you might try video:

“Raging Bull” isn’t the only classic sports movie Robert De Niro has made.

In “Bang the Drum Slowly,” he chews tobacco, if not the scenery, as a terminally ill catcher who stays on the roster thanks to the undying friendship of an ace pitcher (Michael Moriarty).

Vincent Gardenia makes a credibly gruff manager, and while the fictional team is named the New York Mammoths, sharp-eyed viewers will recognize the locations as Shea Stadium and the old Yankee Stadium at their grittiest.

Available to rent or buy on Amazon, Fandango Now, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube.

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