Let’s all put on our best “Taylor Swift is shocked” face. As almost all of you should know, the Chicago Cubs broke the curse last year with their first World Series championship in over 100 years.
That was obviously the biggest story coming from the world series: the curse is now over. However, there were several interesting side stories, one of those featuring the recently-retired catcher David Ross.
The 40-year-old became the oldest player in history to homer in a Game 7 of the World Series. His home run helped the Cubs edge out the Indians in a thrilling 8-7 victory in 10 innings.
Ross retired after the victory, ending his 15-year career in Major League Baseball. He has a memoir titled “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages,” coming out in May. It was co-written by sportswriter Don Yaeger.
Radar Pictures was quick to acquire movie rights to Ross’ book. Writers John Corcoran and Ram Getz are currently working on the script.
For those who don’t know, Ross will be appearing on the new season of ABC’S Dancing With the Stars, and he signed with ESPN to be an analyst for the 2017 baseball season.
So his name will continue to be in the headlines, which is good news for Radar Pictures. We’ll keep you posted on this project. No release date has been announced.