The Houston Astros meet Hollywood

Sports and the movies are both entertainment industries with their own stable of uber-celebrities down to bit players. Today we tie current Astros and management folks to famous movie quotes.

Justin Verlander (Quote One). “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Network, 1976

JV talking about how he believed MLB has juiced the balls at pitcher’s expense.

 Justin Verlander (Quote Two). “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather, 1972 

A quote from the pre-meeting with Joe Torreleone, Jim Leylandini and the mystery MLB enforcer about JV’s quotes about juiced baseballs.

 Tyler White (Quote One). “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” On the Waterfront, 1954


Tyler White (Quote Two). “Hasta la vista, baby.” Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991​​​​​

General consensus send off in a few weeks.

 Gerrit Cole (Quote One). “Show me the money!” Jerry Maguire, 1996

Cole’s upcoming off-season….

Gerrit Cole (Quote Two). “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” Wall Street, 1987

And again ……

Carlos Correa (Quote One). “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.” Animal Crackers, 1930

His original explanation of his broken rib by massage.

Carlos Correa (Quote Two). “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Cool Hand Luke, 1967

What the front office said after Correa tried to explain his broken rib……

Myles Straw. “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Top Gun, 1986

You get it.

White, Derek Fisher, Reymin Guduan, Brady Rodgers. “Round up the usual suspects.” Casablanca, 1942

The front office attempting to fill in the 25 man roster during a tough run of injuries.

Yordan Alvarez. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca, 1942

The Houston fans whenever this Wunderkind comes to the plate

Forrest Whitley. “Houston, we have a problem.” Apollo 13, 1995

It’s not always great drafting high school pitchers with grade school temperaments in the first round

Jose Altuve. “Say “hello” to my little friend!” Scarface, 1983

Sorry, Jose. I couldn’t resist.

Rodgers, Guduan, Cionel Perez, Jose Urquidy. “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” Sons of the Desert, 1933

Sometimes relief is not the right word for pitchers (OK Urquidy has only started)

A.J. Hinch. “Snap out of it!” Moonstruck, 1987

A.J. talking to his troops after their recent 7 game losing streak.

Jeff Luhnow – “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Jaws, 1975

What Jeff’s assistants tell him as he faces getting Brad Peacock, Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz back onto a full 25 man roster.

Jake Marisnick. “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” Chinatown, 1974

What everyone tells Jake as gets a two-game suspension from the MLB for turning Jonathan Lucroy into a crash test dummy.

The whole 2017 Championship Astros team. “The stuff that dreams are made of.” The Maltese Falcon, 1941

You bet.

 The whole 2019 Astros team. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Dead Poets Society, 1989

What all fans would tell the team facing the 2019 season

Your turn – what movie quotes would you apply?


83 comments on “The Houston Astros meet Hollywood

  1. This darn season has been such a grind, pretty much with the exception of the two 10 game streaks. We all see our holes. I love my nephew, but I want him out of the house. And yet, we’ve won just three fewer games than the MLB leading Dodgers with 60.


  2. When I woke up this morning it felt like 2017 all over again. I remember the feeling that our clubhouse had at the deadline, when Luhnow had not made a trade to improve this team. We remember the comments by Reddick and Keuchel who went public with their thoughts.
    These guys *NEED* something like a Verlander type trade A.S.A.P.
    We have been sooo lucky our starting rotation is still healthy,( Peacock just needed a break I guess)….but Cole and Verlander, and Miley have not gone down THANK GOD! Our guys a getting tired, our pitchers are TRYING to be perfect, but if a trade for rotation help and a lefty out of the bullpen doesn’t happen soon….we will see our lead disappear fast. Yep..feels like 2017 all over again.

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    • Hope it plays out like 2017.
      Not only are the pitchers worn out but the infield is stretched to the limit.
      If we could add a proven first base man to that package. Wow!


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