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You want to feel old? Like, really freaking old? This photo should do. Top row, left to right: that's Yeah-Yeah, Ham, Squints, and Timmy Timmons.

It's been 20 years since the release of The Sandlot, a movie that, despite the suck of 1990s nostalgia and the idealization of a childhood that for most viewers never existed, still stands up as an earnest mash note to baseball. To celebrate, the cast and crew of the film gathered for a reunion at the baseball diamond used for filming.


The Utah diamond has been rebuilt to look like the original field, right down to the dog lurking on a property just over the fence. (The original dog is long dead. The movie is 20 years old, and you are old.) The former child actors joined players from the AAA Salt Lake Bees to put on a clinic for local kids. The Salt Lake Tribune has a ton of photos from the event here.

The Sandlot's director, David Mickey Evans, took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend, dropping to one knee at home plate. So we get this paragraph, which I think is a pretty normal description of the Hollywood dating scene.

McGillis, who met Ellis on the set of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.," said that while her boyfriend has a flair for the dramatic — he once took the canine star from one of the "Beethoven" movies to Bring Your Dad to School Day — he managed to catch her off guard.


[Salt Lake Tribune]

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