Thursday, February 21, 2008

This One's For the Ladies

Being sick sucks, but there are few advantages. For one thing you get to sit and watch a lot of morning television like Regis & Kelly, Rachel Ray, and all manner of fluff programming.

What? You don't think that's a benefit? Well, if I wasn't watching that pablum this morning, I never would have learned this:

The new star of the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team wants some playing tips. Justin Timberlake will portray fictional Hooks player Carlton Garrett in the upcoming movie "The Open Road." The 27-year-old pop star tried to meet with players of the Houston Astros' Double-A team in Austin recently, but schedules didn't align.

"Justin wants to portray what it's like playing for the Hooks, playing for an Astros minor league team and playing at Whataburger Field," Hooks President J.J. Gottsch said.

"The Open Road" is the story of a young man trying to reconnect with his father — a legendary athlete played by Jeff Bridges — as he struggles to get home to his ailing mother. Mary Steenburgen and Kate Mara are also in the film.

And nothin' brings sexy back like playing at Whataburger Field.


Jon said...

Jeff Lebowski was a pretty good bowler, but I wouldn't consider him to be a legendary athlete.

Debbie said...

I'd hit it.

Dayn Perry said...

Kate Mara? I'm in. If she got me through "We Are Marshall," then she can get me through a baseball movie.