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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dock Ellis Biopic in Development With David Permut

“Hacksaw Ridge” producer David Permut is developing a movie about the life of the late Major League Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis.

He moved pretty good (for a guy on acid).

Bote Man Posted: November 17, 2016 at 04:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dock ellis, movies, pirates

Friday, August 19, 2016

Derek Jeter’s media company is pitching a movie | New York Post

No, it’s not a remake of The Pickup Artist.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 19, 2016 at 10:04 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, movies

Friday, July 29, 2016

New Movie About Baseball’s Most Colorful Players | Bauer and Bo Show | Fox Sports 910 Phoenix

I attended my first ballgame at Fenway on my eighth birthday. Since my father hadn’t been to the park since he was a little kid, we left for the park extremely early. With a lot of time to kill we sat outside the park where we met two teenage girls who regularly hung out to get autographs. We were very lucky. As each person walked by the girls would tell us if the guy was a player. One of the first players to walk by (and yes players would just walk up to the park in those days) was Bill Lee with Sparky Lyle. Although we got a lot of autographs that day, Bill and Sparky were the nicest players to us which, as you can tell, I never forgot.

Here are the autographs:

Bill Lee

Brian was wrong about a lot of stuff including, in later years, stabbing someone in a bar fight, which landed him in prison

I won’t wait for the Blu-ray on this movie.

Here’s a YouTube video from the movie’s era.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2016 at 06:48 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: bill lee, movies, red sox

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Paul Giamatti, a Baseball Commissioner’s Son, Makes His Own Calls - The New York Times

I didn’t know he was the former Commissioner’s son.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 26, 2016 at 08:21 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioners, movies

 

 

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