David Murphy’s top five moviesFrom Major League to Bull Durham to the original The Bad News Bears, there are several memorable baseball movies.David Murphy threw an interesting one out that certainly flies under the radar — Little Big League. It’s a movie that came out in the 1990s about a 12-year-old who becomes owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins.“It’s overlooked in terms of baseball accuracy and how the actual players act,” Murphy said.Unfortunately, Little Big League didn’t make the cut for David Murphy’s top five movies at the moment. Here they are, in no particular order: The Dark Knight Rises“I love all three of those Batman movies. I think Christian Bale is an amazing Batman and Tom Hardy, who plays Bane, is one of my favorite movie villains of all time. He has a huge role in how good that movie was. The action is always good and there’s always a good storyline. Christopher Nolan makes great movies.” Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy“I think I have a man crush on Will Ferrell. Anchorman is just one of those movies I could watch over and over again and laugh as hard each time I watch it.” Inception“It’s just a great thinking movie, just something that was different. There is so much deep thought in it and in the end you’re left to think what you want. You don’t know what truly happens. … I think [the spinning top] falls at the end.” Happy Gilmore“ Happy Gilmore is one that I’ve loved since I saw it for the first time in eighth grade when it came out. Just the story of a hockey player playing golf and the way he talks trash and plays a white-collar sport in a blue-collar manner just makes me laugh.” Jack Reacher“I don’t know if this is going to stick in my top five, but it’s fresh in my mind. It just had a bunch of twists and turns and there was a lot more thought to it than I expected. Most movies today you know how they’re going to end up, but there were a lot of parts in this movie that surprised me and didn’t end up how I thought they would.”Number of the day2Former Rangers — Pete O’Brien and Jose Guzman — in camp this week to assist the coaching staffInjury report RHP Colby Lewis (flexor tendon surgery in July): Scheduled for another bullpen session on Thursday. 1B Mitch Moreland (right quad tightness): Started Monday against Giants. LHP Martin Perez (broken left ulna): Expected to miss two months. RHP Kyle McClellan (shoulder soreness): Scheduled for one inning Tuesday. RHP Joakim Soria (Tommy John elbow surgery in April): Scheduled for bullpen session Tuesday. RHP Neftali Feliz (Tommy John elbow surgery in August): Throwing out to 75 feet. C Eli Whiteside (mild left calf strain): Cleared for all baseball activities. RHP Wilmer Font (mild shoulder tendinitis): Scheduled to pitch one inning Tuesday.Videos of the dayWatch manager Ron Washington discuss Matt Harrison being cleared for Tuesday’s start, and also catch Yu Darvish’s postgame interview after Monday’s start on our Foul Territory blog at star-telegram.com/rangers.
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