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Chosen One of the Day: Twilight's vampire baseball game

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Mar 29, 2018

Here are the facts: Vampires, on the whole, typically do not enjoy sunlight. Even if it does not burn their skin, at the very least it makes their nonlife somewhat intolerable. They're also not fans of crosses, stakes, garlic, mirrors, the list goes on. But you know what vampires apparently go bonkers over?

Baseball.

It's an addition to classic vampire lore that was only recently confirmed for us thanks to 2008's Twilight, which (among other things) depicts the start of a baseball game played by the Cullens, a vampire family that seems to enjoy participating in America's favorite pastime.

Unfortunately, they can only play during a thunderstorm, since it's loud enough to drown out the sound when they swing their bats because vampires have very strong bat powers, obviously. Cullen family games will never be called on account of rain, is what I'm saying. Also somehow their powerful vampire strength isn't enough to actually break those bats? I have lots of questions.

This scene is a shining moment in a movie full of sparkly vampires, and the fact that it's also set to Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole" doesn't hurt things either. The only downside is the group of rival vampires who show up to put a real damper on the fun.

I'd watch an entire nine innings of Twilight's vampire baseball game, and anyone who disagrees is probably lying to themselves. Makes us sad that a similar scene was cut from Nosferatu (citation needed, but probably true, we think).