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He, along with his wife, ran a sussessful business. What I learned about Joe is that he's probably not as dumb as portrayed in the move.

Jessica: Is it "fun" to make a sports movie since you are a sports fan or is it just another job? It's especially gratifying to have done a film like "Eight Men Out" because it's hard not to have fun when there are so many bats and balls around. Skating is tough to pick up when you are a grown up. My question is this: What did you think of Ray Liotta's portrayal of Shoeless Joe in "Field of Dreams," which, I believe, came out a year after "Eight Men Out"? Sayles had control and made excellent choices, which is why it turned out so well.

Some people are estimating it might go for as much as Mark Mc Gwire's 70th home run baseball which went for around $3 million, I think. Sweeney: The longer I work as an actor the more I realize how lucky I am. Sweeney: I did learn to skate for "The Cutting Edge." In a sense, it was harder even than learning how to hit left handed. You are one of my favorite actors and it's a real treat to touch base with you. Everyone was careful to make sure we did things right. The problem with most Hollywood movies is they don't give the director enough control.

How painstaking was it to make sure that everything looked authentic from the uniforms to the actually action sequences D. Sweeney: Everybody from the director, John Sayles, to the producers, Midge Sanford and Sarah Pillsbury, to all the good actors, to the crew loved the story and the idea about doing the story. Sorry if this was a repeat, but was not sure if the question got through the first time.

To prepare for the role, Sweeney learned to hit lefthanded and traveled with a minor league team to experience the life of a baseball player.

ESPN Classic is presenting a special on the 80th anniversary of baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banning eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. He starred alongside John Cusack, Michael Rooker, Christopher Lloyd, Gordon Clapp and David Strathairn in the story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox, latered dubbed the "Black Sox" when it was discovered several members of the team were paid off by gamblers to throw the World Series.

Sweeney will drop by to take your questions in chat about his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the movie Eight Men Out. Sweeney, who originally wanted to be a pro baseball player until an unfortunate motorcycle accident in 1980, brought Shoeless Joe back to life on the big screen. Sweeney won't be stopping by until Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, but feel free to leave your questions now and we will save them for his arrival. It is more interesting that he is the best player not in the Hall of Fame. I love Shoeless Joe Jackson, the myth of Shoeless Joe Jackson. B., in preparing for and playing the role of Shoeless Joe, was there anything that you learned about Jackson that came as a big suprise to you?

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