Pastime

Pulling off a delicate dance between cynicism and hope, this tale of a fading baseball star is a gem.

Rock-solid character actor William Russ has the main role, as a guy slowly sinking in the minors, and he’s quietly sensational.

Paired with Glenn Plummer, as a fireball-tossin’ upstart, he tries to teach the youngster the beauty of holding on for one more day, one more game, one more pitch.

While Bull Durham was a raucous, profane blast, Pastime is content to be a gentle riff.

In its own way, the latter is just as much a winner as the former.

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