In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “I wasn’t expecting much from Mr Baseball, and it pretty much delivered.”
“It’s like being a black guy back home. Only there’s less of us.”
If you were to tell me that Tom Selleck was one of the biggest stars of the 80s, I’d agree. I was there and remember him being huge. What I don’t remember, are very many specific reasons why. Sure, he was the titular star of Magnum PI. But that was a TV show, in a time when TV actors where scum compared to their big screen colleagues. Selleck had a big hit with Three Men and a Baby and a slightly less big hit with its sequel, but that’s all I can remember about his movie output. So why do I remember Tom Selleck as a mega star? Maybe I’ll get a refresher by watching a movie I vaguely remembered when I saw it listed on his IMDb page, Mr Baseball.
Four years ago, Jack Elliot (Selleck) was a World Series MVP for the New York Yankees. But now he’s deep in a rut of too many strike outs and not nearly enough home runs, or even base hits. Trying to rescue some dignity for their old star, Yankees management put out the call looking for another club that might take Elliot in a trade. The only club that answers, is the Japan based Dragons. (more…)