For most kids, summer camp begins this week. I wasn’t a fan of real summer camp and it might be because what these movie characters were up to in the summertime looked like much more fun than that.
Had Smalls, Benny and co. played baseball at a proper summer camp they would have had an endless supply of equipment and baseballs – and likely wouldn’t have been contending with the Beast for that matter – but the resulting hijinks are what make the summer such an unforgettable season. So what if they had to forfeit a Babe Ruth-signed baseball worth thousands of dollars? (Well, that, a pot, a vacuum cleaner and an Erector Set.) Smalls even says it himself; “… every summer was great, but none of them ever came close to that first one.”
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