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R.A. Dickey’s memoir could be made into a movie

Mar 27, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

R.A. Dickey AP AP

Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey released his memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, two years ago, and now his unlikely success story could find its way to the silver screen. All thanks to two actors from the former FOX series “The O.C.” Hang with me here for a second.

Mike Fleming, Jr. of Deadline.com has the story:

Actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall-Green have joined forces to launch the shingle A Thing Or Two Productions. They come to the table in a big way. Tom Rothman’s TriStar Pictures has made a deal on a baseball memoir which the duo will produce with Michael De Luca. TriStar has optioned Wherever I Wind Up, the memoir by pitcher R.A. Dickey about his unusual life journey. Buzz Bissinger has been set to write the script. It becomes another eclectic project for Rothman’s upstart division.

Any guesses on who could play Dickey in the movie? Man, if only Timothy Busfield was like 15 years younger. He’d be perfect. One thing’s for sure, whoever gets the role will have to perfect the art of the “Dickey-face.”

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    He ended up on the Blue Jays.

    Don’t we have enough movies with sad endings?

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      Did you want him to finish his career with the Mutts?

      • tfbuckfutter - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

        An ill-fated tragedy no matter how you slice it.

      • proudlycanadian - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

        I doubt it.

    • chacochicken - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Possible movie title “Canucknuckleballin”

  2. scatterbrian - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Chuck Norris

  3. genericcommenter - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    That Seth Cohen dude is totally up for the role.

  4. sethcohenplayedsomeball - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Yeah count me in! Well actually I just have to check with Summer; see there was this little project I worked on called The Atomic County…(trails off, looks down, mumbles something indiscernible but certainly witty and/or hilarious).

  5. nymets4ever - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    His book was a very enlightening and moving read and R.A Dickey is a great person…let’s go R.A…

  6. rcali - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Um, pass on the book and the movie.

  7. Old Gator - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    If you read Dickey’s own, unadulterated dispatches from his Kilimanjaro climb and got a feel for his naturally rugged and exuberant prose, then the blanderized style of his hackwritten book will disappoint you. Even so, it’s a remarkable and courageous story. It would make a fine movie in the hands of a director who could focus on the challenges Dickey overcame and resist a studio’s insistence on having it pander to a low common denominator audience like your usual run of made-for-TV tripe.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      Lets just hope they don’t write a book or make a movie about you, if they did they would have to call it “Zero”. Which basically stands for what you have done in your life……ZERO……

      • slickdemetrius - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

        My G-d you’re a first class internet-warrior a**hole.

      • Old Gator - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM

        Oh, Harry’s cool with being a rectal orifice. With insecurities like his, he needs someplace snug and warm to hide. He’s cooler with projecting onto others those overpowering feelings of insignificance that drive all of his self-congratulatory, mindless japes and wheezes here. He’s cooler yet with having a great time at the expense of the injuries and misfortunes of professional ballplayers whose accomplishments he can’t even fathom.

      • jwbiii - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

        slick, Let’s not call dirtyharry a first class anything. He’s a steerage internet rectal pore.

  8. dirtyharry1971 - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Its too bad he didn’t finish with the Mets, the story would have had a happy ending.

    • Old Gator - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      It’s too bad the obstetrician didn’t drop you on your touchas. Headfirst clearly had little if any effect.

    • bravojawja - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      Doubt it. They’ve cleaned up Times Square.

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