Picks and Pans Review: Major League: Back to the Minors
The great thing about going to a professional baseball game is that there's always an 8-year-old kid sitting in front of you, scorecard in hand, who can tell you the exact ERAs for all the pitchers, the batting averages of players and, of course, who's on first. It will be these same fervent fans, I suspect, who will most appreciate Major League: Back to the Minors, an aptly named minor comedy that follows, limpingly, in the cleat marks of 1989's Major League and 1994's MLII.
In this one, the always easygoing and welcome Bakula portrays a washed-up pitcher who proves a whiz at managing a ragtag minor league team owned by ML series star Bernsen, who has little to do. The jokes here are broad enough to be read from the bleacher seats. But if you were 8 and had not already sat through 20 or 40 similar films, it would seem just swell. (PG-13)
Bottom Line: Goes down swinging