Finding friends in “The Sandlot”

Disha Palimar, Arts and Entertainment Editor

One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Sandlot,” a film directed by David M. Evans and released in 1993. The movie is about a boy named Scott “Scotty” Smalls who moves to Los Angeles with his mother and new stepfather in the summer of 1962, where he meets a group of boys who teach him how to play baseball and eventually become his best friends.

This movie is still one of my favorites because it lifts my spirits immensely whenever I’m sad or just really need to watch something that brings back good memories. I remember that as a little kid, I really identified with Smalls because I moved around a lot too, and I knew what it was like to have to make new friends in a completely foreign place.

I still consider Scotty, Benny the Jet, Ham, Squints, Yeah-Yeah, Kenny, Bertram, Repeat and his brother Timmy to be the people I turn to whenever I feel down, and just like when I was younger, I really wish I could meet them in real life. If you have not seen this movie yet, I strongly encourage you to go on Netflix and watch it as soon as possible.


Disha Palimar