There are classic baseball films—The Pride of the Yankees, Bull
Durham—and then there's Mr. 3000, which deliberately Louisville-slugs
its audience over the head. Small-screen comedian Bernie Mac plays a retired
Milwaukee Brewers player who is forced back onto the diamond to reinstate his
3,000-hit title. Mac's antics have their humorous moments, but the only
curveball this movie throws is not allowing team manager Paul Sorvino to open
his mouth until the final scenes.