Yes it is not a film in which it aims for thrown dishes, loud fyelling, and anger that wins awards, like "Leonard Dicaprio" and his always over-acting in films.
"Hardball" throws itself at you to get you to feel for the situation and let's you know what is happening, and what you need to realize about all that is encompassing this story.
I was midly impressed by this film.
"Three out of Four" Stars.
One of the biggest surprises I have ever had.