The Movie ' Eight Men Out : The Black Sox And The 1919 World Series

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Baseball games have a possibility of being fixed anywhere at any time. Players fixed games in the 1900 's for money; it wouldn 't shock me if players fixed games today. The movie "Eight Men Out" opened my eyes on how players fixed games. Viewers will watch an interesting film that shows us why the Chicago White Sox will always be known as the Black Sox.
"Eight Men Out" is a film that was written and directed by John Sayles in 1988. The film is based on Eliot Asinof’s 1963 book “Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series.” The setting of the movie is in Chicago, Illinois in 1919.
In the beginning of the movie, a young boy runs down the street excitedly to tell his younger brother that they are going to see the White Sox. The boy finds his younger brother playing baseball with his friends, he tells them that they are going to see the Sox, then both of them run excitedly to the field. The two boys run up to the ticket booth to get tickets for two bleacher seats, they walked up the steps, found their seats, and sat proudly in the stands. It seemed liked they were thrilled to see the White Sox play the final game to get into the World Series. I thought it was interesting to see how kids were allowed more freedom back in the day; that shows that times have changed.
After that, the movie focuses on the press box and shows the sports writers Ring Lardner and Hugh Fullerton talking about the players. That scene shows how different sports writers are today than in 1919.…

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