Fever Pitch (2005)
Jack Kehler: Al
Al : [voice over] Oh, one more thing. You know that little player to be named later? Ben says if it's a boy, they'll name him Ted Williams Wrightman. If it's a girl, Carla Yastrzemski Wrightman. Let's all pray for a boy.
Al : [voice over] Eighty-six years of bangin' our heads against the big green wall, but we finally did it. That part you know. That part everybody knows. But I got a story you don't know. It's about this schoolteacher friend of mine named Ben.
Al : Al Waterman, have a sponge.
Al : [voice over] Well, Dwight Evans parked a couple of homers, the Sox won, and by day's end poor Ben had become one of God's most pathetic creatures: a Red Sox fan.
[Lindsey has bought books from the Fenway Park gift shop to learn about the Red Sox]
Lindsey Meeks : Do you believe in this? The Curse of the Bambino?
Ben : Hey, it's not funny, it's not funny.
[Ben's Fenway friends all turn to stare at her]
Lindsey Meeks : But Babe Ruth was the Bambino.
Ben : That's right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, he played for the Red Sox; they were great. I mean, they were the Yankees.
Al : They won the World Series in 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918. They were royalty. The elite.
Ben : Al should know. He was there. Actually, he's a hundred and thirty-six years old. He looks great for his age. 1919, their miserable, greedy pig of a boss decides to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees to finance a Broadway musical.
Teresa : 'No No Nanette'. I would never, ever see that piece of crap.
Ben : And since 1918, the Red Sox have not won a World Series. Yeah. The Yankees have won twenty-six.
[At the game, Chris is persuading Ben to sell his Fenway Park seats]
Al : Shame on you. Your uncle Carl saw three thousand games from these seats. He's going to come back and haunt you for this.