A very well-done episode. Great ending with Junior shooting the kid (there's an odd sentence) and the groan-inducing but admittedly very funny line about old habits dying hard.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I saw it in the theater as well. The color was just fine on mine though, like they say, your mileage may vary. Anyway, it was a totally acceptable movie until, as you pointed out, the "SURPRISE!" ending.