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
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.
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.
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
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
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?