11 Reasons Why ' The Sandlot' is One of the Greatest Movies Ever

11 Reasons Why ' The Sandlot' is One of the Greatest Movies Ever

Because what's better than friends, baseball, and a great summer?

As we get closer and closer to summer, I start to get more and more excited about warm weather, barbecues, and swimming; but I get especially excited about one of my all-time favorite movies: The Sandlot. Here are eleven reasons why The Sandlot is one of the best movies ever made. Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen this movie yet and plan to eventually (which you definitely should), this post contains some spoilers.

1. It's about America's Greatest Pastime

What's more American than apple pie? I don't know. Maybe kids playing baseball, America's greatest sport, on the 4th of July? How patriotic is that?

2. It's a great summer movie

The boys don't just play baseball all summer. They take full advantage of the warm weather; they go swimming, they go to a carnival, they have sleepovers in their tree house. Nothing says summer like s'mores in a tree house.

3. And speaking of that tree house...

I've always wanted a tree house, and oh boy do these kids have one heck of tree house.

4. The most iconic movie quote of all time

This quote speaks for itself. I say this at least 3 times a day and even have a shirt with the quote on it.

5. The most epic throwdown in history

I'm willing to look past this slightly sexist quote (it was the 60's after all) because Ham has got the best comebacks when the local baseball team comes to rag on the boys. Iconic insults from this scene also include "Buttsniffer!" and "You eat your Wheaties with your momma's toe jam!"

6. Squints and his true love Wendy Pefferkorn

The scene where Squints pretends to drown in order to snag a kiss with the lifeguard, Wendy Pefferkorn, is hilarious. She may seem upset at first, but we all got our first taste of adolescent butterflies after she later winks at Squints.

7. The Beast aka Hercules

When I first saw the movie, I was terrified of The Beast. That was before I realized how cute The Beast, Hercules, actually is. The only terrifying thing about him is the amount of drool that dog can produce.

8. The Babe Ruth baseball

When Smalls hits the last ball over the fence, he steals his stepfather's prized baseball signed by Babe Ruth (which also happens to get hit over the fence). Of course, Smalls doesn't even know who Babe Ruth is. I don't pretend I know anything about baseball, but who doesn't know about the Great Bambino?

9. Benny becomes "The Jet!"

Let's be honest, Benny was the best player of them all. The fact he was able to make it to the big leagues gives hope for all of us out there to chase our dreams.

10. It's relatable

Maybe you were once the new kid, or were the guy who made friends with the new kid. Maybe you were absolutely terrible at baseball, but your friends stuck with you. Either way, The Sandlot is one of the most relatable, feel-good movies out there.

11. The real message of the movie is friendship

Let's face it, this movie isn't really about baseball and a giant dog. It's about the spirit of friendship. It shows us that all you really need in life is a great set of friends.

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22 Post Malone ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ Lyrics College Kids Will Use As Insta Captions This Summer

It's here, and it's fire.

If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out! Posty has time and time again proven that he's a trailblazer in the music industry. His genre is a mix of everything, from rap to acoustic guitar, and he sounds like he's at home in both settings.

Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer –– a summer for "beerbongs & bentleys."

1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"

2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"

3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"

4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"

5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"

6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"

7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"

8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"

9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"

10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"

11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"

12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"

13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"

14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"

15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"

16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"

17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"

18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"

19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"

20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”

21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"

22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"

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Faith is a universal human experience- something that touches us all.

We all have been through negative and positive experiences, but they have shaped us for the better. Having survived them, our outlook of life might have changed. The underlying factor that allows us all to overcome difficult times is the force of faith. Faith is the complete trust in a higher power and the unknown future. Having faith allows you to gain these benefits:

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