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‘This is garbage’: Durham Bulls unhappy with MLB’s list of best baseball movies

Tim Robbins, left (pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh), and Kevin Costner (catcher Crash Davis) starred in the movie "Bull Durham."
Tim Robbins, left (pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh), and Kevin Costner (catcher Crash Davis) starred in the movie "Bull Durham."

The greatest baseball movie of all time might be something to debate.

But not in Durham.

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Kevin Costner (Crash) and Susan Sarandon (Annie) starred in "Bull Durham" in 1988.

So when Major League Baseball asked on Twitter for people’s go-to baseball movie, then narrowed the results down to four, the Bulls and their fans were not amused.

MLB tweeted a poll with the top four films: Major League, The Natural, The Sandlot and Field of Dreams. As of Monday afternoon, The Sandlot had 46 percent of the vote as the best film.

“This is garbage,” the Durham team tweeted on Saturday, joined by many of its fans.

The Bulls’ tweet was retweeted more than 1,500 times by Monday afternoon and had been liked more than 6,100 times, attracting more than 200 responses – including one from a senator.

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Kip and Irene Coons attend the world premiere of "Bull Durham" at the Carolina Theatre in Durham in June 1988. "You're going to love your scene!" director Ron Shelton told him. CONTRIBUTED

Bull Durham is the 1988 romantic comedy/sports film based on the players and fans of the Bulls staring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. Sports Illustrated ranked it the No. 1 Greatest Sports Movie of all time. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Actor Kevin Costner sings to the estimated 7000 fans for his Independence Day concert at the Durham Bull Athletic Park. Costner and his band are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movie Bull Durham. CHUCK LIDDY CHUCK LIDDY

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