The movie rights for former Chicago Cubs catcher Davis Ross’s book, “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages” — which centers on Game 7 of the 2016 World Series — have been purchased.
According to a report from Variety, Radar Pictures will be the company responsible for turning your recurring nightmare into a major motion picture. Past Radar Pictures productions include Riddick, Runaway Bride, and Revenge of the Nerds.
Considering the book, and subsequently the film, is told from Ross’s perspective, I don’t anticipate a heartwarming look at how Rajai Davis nearly homered his way to Cleveland immortality. Or how the Cleveland Indians made it as far as they did with almost half their pitching staff on the mend.
Instead, be prepared to watch a rousing speech in the locker room during that stupid rain delay by whoever plays Ross and a vomit-inducing montage of Kyle Schwarber working his way back just in time to play in the series.
Maybe someone can make a supercut of the movie that makes it look like the Indians win so I can sleep at night again. Considering someone actually made the Hobbit trilogy almost watchable through crafty editing, anything is possible.