When it comes to 90s sports movies geared toward kids—most of which were objectively terrible but eminently watchable—Rookie of the Year ranks among the best. Slotting somewhere behind The Sandlot and Mighty Ducks 2, but well ahead of Angels in the Outfield and Little Giants, the Daniel Stern-directed movie is relevant once again as the Chicago Cubs make a run at the 2016 World Series.
As you’ll recall, the Cubs won the World Series in the movie thanks, in part, to pitching phenom Henry Rowengartner. Fictional coach Phil Brickma played an integral part in that championship run too and now Stern, who played Brickma in the 1993 flick, is reviving his hilarious character for all those who remember the three Rs.
Stern first brought Brickma back on Sunday when he posted this video announcing his re-hiring and subsequent firing by the Cubs.
He came back the next day with this video, which includes a riff on his famous “hot ice” bit from the movie.
Stern is apparently a huge Cubs fan in real life, which explains why he's marking their success with a Brickma revival. He's also probably hoping to get an invite to Wrigley to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Hell, they let his significantly less famous co-star do it last year. Why not him?