If this doesn’t make for a good movie, then what does?
This is a potent question because — as we all know — movie executives read NotGraphs with regularlity, so if we as a group decide on, say, the top five players who need baseball movies made about their lives, WE CAN FULLY ANTICIPATE SAID PLAYERS TO HAVE A MOVIE MADE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS. Counting from the moment we finishing crowd-sourcing the screenplay, naturally.
So who out there needs a movie — players or executives that either do not have a movie about them or only have a crappy one? My first choices include:
* The upcoming Jackie Robinson movie 42 apparently has Harrison Ford playing Branch Rickey in a prominent role, but Rickey’s accomplishments merit a movie all to the themselves.
So whom else deserve consideration? Who on this list does not deserves consideration? Debate, and then we’ll vote.
ASIDE: Which one of you nerds wrote this on Dick Allen’s Wikipedia page? “Dick Allen was a true professional singer. He sang in a high, delicate tenor that belied his powerful body.”