I'm sure you know it's Oscar night and that our own Theo Epstein has Hollywood Royalty in his family tree: his great uncle Julius Epstein co-wrote (with his brother Phillip and Howard Koch) the screenplay to the Academy Award winning and amazing "Casablanca".
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains and that other guy...
Shot in fabulous black and white, it's studio Hollywood at it's best.
I googled "Casablanca Quotes" and found this link, and messed with the following scene:
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that.
[Ilsa lowers her head and begins to cry]
Rick: Now, now...
[Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet]
Rick: Here's looking at you kid.
So funny to read this without Bogart and Bergman's performance.
Anyway, back to the Cubs.
You read that Ian Stewart is out for about a couple weeks with the quad strain.
You know what?
IT AIN'T FAIR!
I mean, I hardly know the guy but can he please get a freaking break?
He's like the mummy or something.
Luis Valbuena, I mean...I'm glad there's somebody who can play the position.
I'm calming down.
Never mind what I was gonna say.
I looked at the Texas Rangers non roster invitees.
You know who's there?
Randy Wells, Neal Cotts, and Jeff Baker.
A mini Cubs Convention.
Okay back to Theo.
I imagine him writing his screenplay sitting in some nice patio furniture and spring training happening in the background.
He's figuring out who the characters will be.
"What do you mean I should cast Alfonso Soriano? I want the new Soriano. GET ME A YOUNG SORIANO!"
Theo's already figured out the storyline, and now he's just roughing in bits of action.
Yeah, it'll be a couple years til it's finished, but I can wait...
Ah well, I gotta get some Sunday stuff done, then I'm watching the Oscars.
I want Alan Arkin to win best supporting actor.
Yeah, he won recently, but he's on another level of genius and of all the movies I've seen this year, I got the hugest laughs from his performance in Argo.