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Catching up with the Bears

After an exhaustive search, Jim Caple was able to catch up with the original members of the Bad News Bears.

Updated: July 21, 2005, 12:21 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Remaking "The Bad News Bears" is like replaying the 1991 World Series. What's the point of trying to repeat perfection? Nonetheless, a remake starring Billy Bob Thornton in the Walter Matthau role opens this weekend for a new generation of Little Leaguers. Which begs the question: What became of the original Bad News Bears?

Thanks to Web searches, classmate reunion services, government documents, school records, private investigators and bounty hunters, Off-Base tracked down ...

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