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The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #79 is Crash Davis: "Strikeouts are Fascist" (Bull Durham)

New series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros.  In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro.  Some will be funny, some will be serious... Some will tug at your heart like when the Fox voice-over guy said, "Tonight - a very special episode of 90210"... You get the vibe... I'll do it countdown-style like they're ranked, but let's face it - they're ALL special..

"Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic..."

--Crash Davis, Bull Durham

It's baseball season, and that means it's time to get Bull Durham back in your talent vocabulary.  We've all had young stars around that wanted to do it all by themselves, take all the credit and generally alienate the team around them.  

Enter the legend of Crash Davis in Bull Durham.  The next time you have a young star who just doesn't understand that getting the rest of the team is important, channel Crash Davis and tell them strikeouts (or any solo performance activity) are boring and borderline fascist (look it up here).  

They should throw some ground balls - it's more democratic and lets others participate.

Crash Davis - mentor and coach.  Clip below...(click here if you can't see it)



My fav: It's time to work on your cliche's. Write this down: I'm just happy to be here, I hope I can help the ball club.

I just want to give it my best shot and the good lord willing, things will work out...

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