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Casting call: Who Plays Tony LaRussa in the movie?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gold, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    who gets this role...

  2. Garner

    Garner Member

    That's a ridiculous book to base a movie off of.

    They could have a chimp sitting in a diner, ordering rhubarb pie and twitching for all I care. I can see it now, the opening scene. The chimp is sitting on the floor of the Cardinals dugout, old lineup cards are strewn about, and he has to make a choice whether to bring in Eduardo Perez or Wilson Delgado to lay down a sac bunt. Oh, the wrenching drama. Gag me with a spatula.
  3. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    'What's the big deal? I've had movies based on my life. In fact, I've had three movies based on my life, man.' [/Willie Randolph]
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Jim Carrey.
  5. scribeinwiscy

    scribeinwiscy Member

    Patrick McDermott. Presuming he's still alive, I'm sure he's looking for work.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Agree with what was said above: Horrible book to base a movie off of.

    They don't have a director, don't have a lead, they're looking for "a stadium that we can cheat with" to play old Busch (I'm thinking of the cringe-worthy decision to use the uber-recognizable Camden Yards as "Cleveland Stadium" in Major League II), and frankly, La Russa is an admittedly boring guy. Manager with a law degree = boring movie character.

    That said, tremendous book to read. Can't deny that at all. La Russa makes a fascinating subject ... for a book. Not a movie.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    I'd cast Tom Cruise. His overacting is about the only way to pull off LaRussa's pretentiousness. "You see, man, I crunched the numbers, OK, and I came up with Adam Wainwright as our closer for the postseason, man! I love cats!"
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Tom Sizemore.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    He has to get out of jail, get out of rehab and avoid beating up any women on the way to the set first.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    My god, did that first picture come straight from Stormfront Studios' "Tony La Russa 3" computer baseball game, circa 1992? :) :D ;D
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