When the Oakland A’s defeated Texas 12-5 to sweep the end-of-season series and cap a divisional triumph more unlikely than an Ozzie Guillen silent movie, it ensured Tinseltown came calling.
I know what you’re thinking: get Brad Pitt off the lithium, get Jonah Hill back on the lard and get set for ‘Moneyball 2: How The Fuck Did That Happen?’ But you’d be wrong, my little Hiroki Kurodas - the movie to be made will feature those lovable Lone Star losers, the Texas Rangers. The gag-job Ron Washington’s men put together in the last throes of the season has officially been earmarked for release in 2025 and will be written, directed and produced by Jose Canseco, and narrated by the 2011 Boston Red Sox.
Until then, here’s some interim silver screen offerings to whet the appetite:
The Texas Baseball Massacre
Fold of Dreams
Josh and Ron’s Bogus Journey