Today's Jackie Earle Haley's Birthday
Born in Northridge on this day in 1961, Haley was best known as the cigarette-smoking teen baseball hero Kelly Leak, in "The Bad News Bears", which was released 30 years ago this summer. A '70s classic that was a kid favorite despite/because of its adult dialogue:
Amanda Whurlitzer: We could use a good outfielder on our team Kelly: Oh you call what you got a team?
Amanda Whurlitzer: What you got against baseball anyway?
Kelly: Well the baseball you guys play is for faggots and old farts with nothing better to do with themselves.
Amanda Whurlitzer: Well you must like those kind of guys you sure do hang around the field often enough.
Kelly: There's nice ass at the field, that's why I always hang around it.