Something you never knew about Angels in the Outfield
Yesterday I came across a stat that blew my mind. It wasn’t a percentage or record or anything like that, just a fact I couldn’t believe. I checked it three times to make sure it was right, before publishing it on Twitter.
It all started last night when I was getting ready for bed. I looked at the clock–11:30 p.m. I wondered it was actually possible for a sports-rabid college student to be in bed before midnight. “It could happen,” I thought.
I don’t know why, but J.P. from Angels in the Outfield popped into my head. I wanted to find a video of him saying “It could happen,” and post it on Facebook.
I got caught up reliving some childhood glory days, and watched nearly the entire movie on YouTube.
I thought I saw a familiar face out there. It looked like a young Matthew McConaughey in that Angels uniform, but that couldn’t be. I scrolled down the page a little and saw the tags the person who uploaded the video had used. Lo(w) and behold, “McConaughey” was one of them.
I couldn’t believe it. A quick check on IMDb confirmed. Angels in the Outfield was one of McConaughey’s first ever movies. He played Ben Williams, an outfielder for the Angels. Williams didn’t appear much in the movie, but he was shown, he is recognizable as McConaughey– even with a hat on.
If you are still skeptical, see for yourself:(Skip to 6:20. Appears to be the center fielder.)
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