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Marlins’ reliever Burke Badenhop wants to make a movie

Mar 9, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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We’re only interested in one thing, Badehop: Can you tell a story? Can you make us laugh? Can you make us cry? Can you make us want to break out in joyous song? Is that more than one thing? Okay!

The 28-year old right hander not only wants to cement his spot in the Marlins bullpen this spring, he’s also hoping to go Hollywood soon, too. An aspiring script writer, Badenhop said he and friend Kris Braun, the 31-year old son of an agent, are collaborating on a screenplay they hope to pitch in the not-so-distant future.

They already have a connection: Marlins equipment manager John Silverman, who knows the agent of comedian Will Ferrell. Badenhop said he can’t divulge the premise of his screenplay, but it’s a comedy.

Bradenhop comedy picture? Could be a pip, could be a pip!

  1. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    “Burke Badenhop – Mall Cop”
    Oh wait, someone made one of those already….

    • fuggles7 - Mar 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

      Stop being such a Chipwich!

      • BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 4:06 PM

        Pthhhthttththttththhhhththththth… :-p

  2. hnirobert3 - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    How To Blow a Lead in 10 Pitches

    • cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      Uh.. “Blow a Lead”??? What, a Lead Actor? What, this is porn movie he’s working on? With Will Ferrell? EWWWWW!

      • hnirobert3 - Mar 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

        Woah dude, get your mind out of the gutter. Badenhop’s a relief pitcher and they, at times, blow leads when they’re called into a game.

      • cur68 - Mar 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

        Unlikely my mind will leave the gutter. I do know who he his and what he will do. Alas, poor humorous intent! I knew him well Horatio. He was…often misunderstood, poor devil. sigh…

      • Old Gator - Mar 10, 2011 at 12:17 AM

        Ewwwww indeed. Why doesn’t he just write his requisite three critiques and then post his script on Trigger Street?

  3. mattraw - Mar 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    The important thing is we ALL have that Burke Badenhop feeling, but him being Burke Badenhop I assume he’s got it in spades.

    Now I wonder how he’ll solve that orphan/dame question.

  4. JBerardi - Mar 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Barton Fink reference, awesome.

    • Old Gator - Mar 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM

      That was more than a reference, that was an audition. But you didn’t pick up on that because you don’t listen.

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