‘The Sandlot’ Cast Reunited After 25 Years and It’s Giving Us the Best Nostalgic Summer Vibes
The films and TV shows of our childhood hold special meaning, so it’s always a treat when the stars of our once-favorites get back together years later. Recently, we got to freak out over a Dawson’s Creek reunion, and now the cast of the 1993 cult classic film The Sandlot have convened after 25 years — and it’s making us majorly nostalgic.
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On Thursday morning’s episode of NBC’s Today, host Gadi Schwartz gathered (just about) the whole cast, including Marty York (Alan “Yeah Yeah” McClennan), Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Weeks), Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Brandon Quinton Adams (Kenny DeNunez) and Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), along with the film’s writer, director, and narrator David Mickey Evans.
“The film was made with the same amount of love that people have for it, and it was the greatest summer of our lives,” Evans said.
The Sandlot told the story of a group of young friends who got together to play baseball together every day in the summer of 1962. Eventually, they had to band together to rescue a Babe Ruth-signed ball that ended up behind the fence at the end of the sandlot — a fence that contained “The Beast,” a supposedly huge and vicious English Mastiff dog that no one dared cross.
While the heartwarming flick and its wholesome crew became iconic parts of many people’s childhoods, some of the stars say it hasn’t sat so well with their own children.
“I think she thinks I’m just kind of a dork, so…” Renna joked of when he recently showed his daughter the film for the first time. York, however, said that he can’t walk through some public places without fans shouting “Yeah-Yeah!” at him, proving that it still strikes a chord with viewers who grew up with the movie.
As the cast reunited on an LA field, they didn’t just sit and reminisce — they actually managed to played a few innings together. Unfortunately, Mike Vitar (Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez) wasn’t able to join — but hopefully that means another reunion (and maybe even a game) will happen in the future.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)