A big part of the film is Bud’s relationship with his daughter, played by newcomer Madeline Carroll. Costner has worked with quite a few young actors. “I don’t talk down to kids,” says Costner. “I deal with them. Whether I’m dealing with them empathetically or whether I’m having to hit one in the face in ‘3,000 Miles to Graceland.’ ”This reminded me of one of my favorite bits of "Bull Durham" trivia, which involves one of my favorite scenes in the movie. From IMDb's trivia page:
In the scene where the batboy tells Crash Davis "Get a hit, Crash", Kevin Costner ad-libbed the response of "Shut up." Since the kid actor playing the batboy obviously didn't know this response was coming, he started crying.But thank goodness he didn't talk down to him.