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Academy Awards for baseball movies

Originally Published: February 23, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The Academy Awards are Sunday, but unfortunately, Owen Wilson isn't nominated for his portrayal of a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals in "How Do You Know."

I'm not saying he deserved one. I wouldn't know. The reviews were so bad that I didn't even go see the movie. But his performance wouldn't have mattered anyway. The Academy almost never recognizes baseball movies with a nomination, regarding them somewhere between hard-core pornography and Michael Bay-directed blockbusters.

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