Nobody can fill the shoes of Hollywood star Tom Hanks, of that actress Kelly McCormack is certain.
Yet on the new TV series “A League of Their Own,” the Vancouver native was assigned a task nearly as stressful as emulating Hanks: saying one of his most iconic catchphrases.
“There’s no crying in baseball!”
The five words are wailed by Hanks in the 1992 sports comedy, as he plays alcoholic manager Jimmy Duggan who belittles his ragtag team of female baseball players all the way to the World Series.
In Amazon’s substantially reimagined episodic remake, which debuts Friday on Prime Video, McCormack’s character says the exact same words in a different context. Her version is a factual mic drop of sorts, with her character — a Rockford Peaches shortstop from Moose Jaw, Sask. — blurting out the statement before storming away from her team.
“I was thrilled and excited — and then I was…