Here Are the Valuable Life Lessons We Learned from ‘The Sandlot’

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A film about a group of friends who love and play baseball quietly crept into theaters in 1993, and preceded to take the nation by storm.

It’s funny, quaint, relatable, and nostalgic.

It’s The Sandlot.

And sure, it’s about dumb boys finding their place in the world in 1962, but we were right there with them. Figuring out what’s right, what’s wrong, and what you can get away with. Here are some of the life lessons that we took from The Sandlot.

RESPECT WOMEN.

Squints, who has a beating, bleeding heart for Lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn learns a thing or two about how to get a woman’s attention when he sort of… tries to drown himself? In the local pool. She comes to his rescue, saves his life, and then kicks him and his friends out when he puts the moves on her.

What a s’more/how to make one

Smalls… killing us throughout the whole film. He’s never heard of a s’more, so his good friend Ham teaches him how.

Never ever EVER use tobacco products

ESPECIALLY chewing tobacco just before going on a ride called The Scrambler.

DON’T STEAL

Especially if it’s a signed baseball that literally lives on a pedestal. We get it, Smalls, you haven’t heard of Babe Ruth. But use some context.

Dreams can come true

The boys from the sandlot spread to the winds as adults, but Benny, the best of them, the most passionate, went on to play for his favorite team, with his best friend reporting on the game. So you know, stick with what you love and all.

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