Question of the Week: Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez

I didn’t watch The Sandlot until one of my classmates in junior high spoke so highly about Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez (played by Mike Vitar). In the words of Yeah-Yeah, “she was swooning.”

Soon, I was swooning too.

I watched the movie over and over, learned all the lines and continued crushing on Benny. My crush eventually wore off as (a) Vitar stopped acting and (b) it became creepy to crush on a 14 year old.

My friends from Puro Pedo Magazine joked about this in one of the first issues of the magazine. You can read the article here.

La Pregunta:
Did you have a crush on Benny?


11 thoughts on “Question of the Week: Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez

  1. chispa says:

    HECK YES!!!!!!

    I read on TMZ the other day that Marty York, who played “yeah yeah” was arrested for hitting his girlfriend — NOT COOL!

  2. OMG YES. Not only was The Sandlot one of my fave movies of childhood, but daaaaaaamn if Benny weren’t totally crushable AND brown! Yes, yes and yes.

  3. He was definitely easy on the eyes, but I cannot say that I actually crushed on him. Heck, it wouldn’t be hard to do so though.

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