23 Life Lessons From The Sandlot That Still Hold Up Today
Cult classic The Sandlot is about more than a group of buddies playing baseball. The film, released in 1993 but set in 1962, is a coming-of-age story that hits on a myriad of life lessons: the importance of childhood friendships, the struggles of first crushes, fitting in and getting out of your comfort zone, and the joys of being a kid during summertime, both on and off the baseball field.
Not only is the movie chock-full of legendary one-liners ("the kid's a square; an L7 weenie!") that are as funny today as the first time you watched it, but it also reminds us of the best parts of being a kid when school's out of session: endless days you get to fill with any kind of fun you want, adventures you never planned, and, of course, fireworks and s'mores. Check out the following 23 life lessons from The Sandlot that are still valid today, and then sit down for a repeat viewing with your own kids (assuming they're old enough for some mild language and unintentional makeout scenes, of course).