Friday, October 31, 2014

The Halloween Costume That Almost Wasn't #blogtober14

Living in a small, rural community poses certain challenges, but there are definite perks!!

Just this morning, I called the Post Office well before they were actually open (like HOURS before!) on the off chance someone would answer and tell me the box that contained our Halloween costumes showed up after our mail was delivered Thursday morning. 

Thank goodness, the postmistress answered the phone and the package was there!  WooHoo!!!

Since the movie A League of Their Own came out in 1992, it's been one of my favorites!  You've seen it right? 

Rockford Peaches costume

The movie is based on the women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League which existed from 1943 to 1954.  While the movie took some liberties with the story, all four of the teams featured (Rockford, Racine, Kenosha and South Bend) actually existed along with 11 other teams throughout Midwest.

Rockford Peaches, 1945
When I say this is one of my favorite movies, I mean my sister and I literally wore out our VHS copy!  Which means when it comes on TV, I'm the obnoxious one who sits there and recites every. single. line.  
Rockford Peaches
Matt was up at o'dark thirty to go hunting, so selfies at work was the best I could do this morning!

I totally get that it's annoying, but I can't help myself!  And there are so many classic lines in this movie!  Here are five of my favorites... 

Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!
Doris Murphy: Why don't you give her a break, Jimmy...
Jimmy Dugan: Oh, you zip it, Doris! Rogers Hornsby was my manager, and he called me a talking pile of pigshit. And that was when my parents drove all the way down from Michigan to see me play the game. And did I cry?
Evelyn Gardner: No, no, no.
Jimmy Dugan: Yeah! NO. And do you know why?
Evelyn Gardner: No...
Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! 
Dottie Hinson: Lay off the high ones!
Kit Keller: I like the high ones!
Dottie Hinson: Mule!
Kit Keller: Nag!
Mae Mordabito: Evelyn. Evelyn. I'm sorry but I have to kill your son.
(begins to chase Stillwell with a bat)
Doris Murphy: Mae! Mae! Don't use my bat! Use Marla's. It's heavier.
Mae Mordabito: (at Tryouts) Ya know they got over a hundred girls here. So some of yous are going home.
Kit Keller: What do you mean some of us?
(Doris throws a fast ball at Kit, which Dottie catches with her bare hands)
Mae Mordabito: OK, some of them are going home.
Doris Murphy: Hey, how'd you do that?
Kit Keller: (Talking about the uniform) It's awfully short!
Dottie Hinson: Short?!?  I'm gonna have to squat in that!

Did you dress up for Halloween today?  Any party plans for the weekend?

The Daily Tay

Linking up with Karli, Amanda, Helene, and Christina.


  1. LOVEx100!!! I want to go watch this movie like asap now! I got something to end with for ya in hopes it'll be stuck in your head all day...cough cough.... "we're the members of, the all American league we come from ciiitiiiessss- near and far....." :) :)

  2. Such an awesome costume!! Love it! :)

  3. That was one of my favorite movies growing up too!! My costume is packed up in a box somewhere. :) Have a great weekend!

  4. Myla,
    I saw the fb pict of your costume. Awesome idea.
    Like you and your Sister, Sister and I were big fans of the movie!

    We had a change of plans yesterday. J dressed up and went to the pot luck and I went a different direction. We are leaving shortly to help Cousin T sort cattle and wean calves.

  5. Love that movie and LOVE your costume! Such a perfect idea!

  6. Love the costume! However, I have to admit that my favorite part of this post is that you were able to call the post office hours before it opened...and they helped you! I love the conveniences of city life...but oh how I miss so many aspects of a small town!