Last night, I couldn’t help but think that Jonah wishes he wrote about 2011, not 2008. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change a thing about The Extra 2%. Loved it. Nevertheless, if you were setting up a screenplay, aren’t the 2011 Rays the perfect candidate?
Cue that awesome movie-preview voiceover guy or NFL Films voice guy from the action movies:
Written off during the winter;
Unable to afford top talent;
The 2011 Rays believed when no one else believed;
They fought when no one else thought it was worthwhile;
Then … they turned a triple-play.
I mean, come on, a triple play? Followed by a three-run bomb? If you saw that in a movie you’d tell your wife/girlfriend/kid/person sitting next to you “yeah, like that could really happen.” Nothing that dramatic ever happens in real life. It’s almost like going to a prize fight and watching two heavyweights lead with their head in a 10-round punch fest like Apollo and Rocky. It’s not real, that is what we love about the movies.
But this IS real. I guess. I mean, I heard it on the radio. Then I saw it in the newspaper. Those guys couldn’t be conspiring against me, right? RIGHT? That happened. I know it. If I have to wear a tin-foil hat for believing it, then size me up and put a TB on the front.
We have to make this happen. I need titles for the 2011 Rays Movie. After we throw together a screenplay, I want one of those cool cloth director chairs too.