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Sep 23, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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I mentioned yesterday that if “Moneyball” makes a bunch of dough that Hollywood — being what it is — will likely try to go back to that well as many times as it can.  One candidate would certainly be the Tampa Bay Rays story, working off of Jonah Keri’s “The Extra 2%.”  But really, there are many potential baseball/business combinations just ripe for some good old fashioned story-tellin’.

Over at BaseballNation today, Grant Brisbee outlines several possibilities, complete with excerpts from the screenplays.  My favorite: The Boston Red Sox story: “Moneyball II: Now Featuring Money … How an underdog team used smarts and a crap-ton of money to persevere.”

Go for the lols, stay for the lols.

  1. sportsdrenched.com - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Conquering the Kingdom: Howie Long plays Dayton Moore as raising GM prospect who locks his two owners Dan & David in a closet and assumes control of the Royals organization bring them from the ashes to repeat World Champions!

    • sportsdrenched.com - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

      jeez, Let’s try this.

      Conquering the Kingdom: Howie Long plays Dayton Moore as a raising GM prospect who locks his two owners Dan & David in a closet. Assumes control of the Royals organization and brings them from the ashes to repeat World Champions!

      • kickingiant - Sep 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM

        If you are really going to go all grammar core on a humor post, then you need a subject for the second sentence, or a comma to express a multiple compound sentence. Try:
        Howie Long plays Dayton Moore as a raising GM prospect who locks his two owners Dan & David in a closet, assumes control of the Royals organization and brings them from the ashes to repeat World Champions!
        Or you could not bother posting. I have clearly chosen the former.

      • kickingiant - Sep 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

        whoops. I didn’t realize that was your own post you were editing. Please disregard any undo snark in my other post.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Anything by Dird Hayhurst.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

      That should read Dirk. Hayhurst.

  3. kopy - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    M*A*S*H: Minnesota Athletes’ Surgical Hospital

    • kopy - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

      This film will have a lot of star power with MVP winners Mauer and Morneau getting a lot of screen time.

  4. marshmallowsnake - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Little Big League 2?

  5. SmackSaw - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    The Saga Of Sidd Finch

  6. sportsdrenched.com - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    The Matt Stairs Diaries

  7. nategearhart - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    The Dock Ellis LSD no-hitter, directed by Terry Gilliam.

    • ssazz - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      Genius.

  8. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Ball Four

  9. phaseetious - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Moneyball 2: Mo Money, Mo Rivera blows a save

  10. ssazz - Sep 23, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    I can only hope that since Mr Einhorn was unsuccessful in his bid to buy a piece of the Mets, he is now headed underground for some undetermined amount of time to reemerge on a future day as Mr Finkle, and can bid again.

    I’d like to see that movie.

  11. Detroit Michael - Sep 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Fun article on this topic over here:
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15089

  12. firedude7160 - Sep 23, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Isn’t Major League 4 in production already?

    • jwbiii - Sep 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM

      It’s on hold. Charlie Sheen blew out his elbow last month.

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