I remember liking this film a lot more when I was a kid. Of course now that I am older, I realize that it doesn't do George Herman Ruth justice, as a person, or a ball player, making him into an oaf and a clod, a big shambling mess on the ball field. The movie script over simplifies important scenes, makes a big deal out of others that don't seem as though they should be, and glosses over important events entirely. It's still enjoyable, but take it with a grain of salt. More interestingly, watch the two wonderful short films on the special features that the real Babe Ruth made, and compare them to the trainwreck John Goodman portrays. In one Babe goes to an orphanage and teaches a kid how to play baseball, in the other, he steps off a train to play stick ball in a field with some kids. The personality of the real Babe Ruth was what made the man interesting. There are only a few scenes halfway through the film where John Goodman came close to capturing that personality. They should have concentrated on getting their facts straight when they made the movie, rather than trying to get a reaction from the audience. My biggest complaint was that they totally missed the relationship with Gehrig and Ruth. My favorite aspect of the movie was the nostalgia of a time period long gone, that they just don't make very many movies about. Maybe one day, Babe Ruth will get the movie he deserves. Until then, this one will have to do.