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.
Steven Souza looked like he sustained a major shoulder injury after diving for a ball and missing on Wednesday night. Turns out, though, that it is not nearly as bad as it could’ve been: he has a strained pectoral muscle. That’ll only keep him out “a couple of weeks” according to Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo.
Good news for Souza and the Diamondbacks, who are counting on their new right fielder’s power to help offset the loss of J.D. Martinez, who helped the Dbacks to the playoffs with his second half home run outburst. He hit 30 with Tampa Bay last year and would seem poised to at least match that given Chase Field’s more hitter-friendly reputation.
Until Souza returns Jarrod Dyson and Yasmany Tomas will likely cover right field.