PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jimmy Fallon is actually a New York Yankees fan, born and raised in the state of New York (his character misses a Red Sox-Yankees game to attend a friend's birthday party), but was awarded honorary membership by Red Sox Nation (the collective name for Red Sox fans - colloquial before 2004 but more formalized since) following the film's release.
Eighty-six years of bangin' our heads against the big green wall, but we finally did it. That part you know. That part everybody knows. But I got a story you don't know. It's about this schoolteacher friend of mine named Ben.
When it is opening day at Fenway they are playing the Texas Rangers but the announcer calls Rocco Baldelli to the plate. Baldelli was with the Texas Rangers at the time.
All the titles are done in the same lettering style as on Red Sox uniforms.
The DVD editon of the film dubbed the "Cursed Reversed Edition for Boston Red Sox fans" by Fox contains the alternate ending of the film that was actually shot during the 2004 playoffs and World Series. In the original ending of the film scripted by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, "The Curse of the Bambino" dubbed by die hard Red Sox fans would have continued "if" the Yankees had beaten them in the playoffs. The Red Sox, who were down by three games, had come back and beaten the Yankees which was the first time a pro-sports team had ever come back from such a defeat and eventually won the World Series, sweeping the St.Louis Cardinals. The moment that it had happened, Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon in character, ran onto the field and celebrated with the team. This ending was edited in the film as a montage with narration by actor Jack Kehler.
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