28
Jan
09

My screenplay about Manny and the Dodgers

I was scrolling through the headlines of the LATIMES.COM sports page when I came across a Manny update. Plain and simple it was nothing. It had quotes from Colletti and had quotes from Scot Boras, which sounded very familiar to a freshman in high school that has a crush on a girl and is to chicken to ask her out. Hence Colletti being the dude, Manny being the girl, and Boars being the girls best friend. Ohh yeah and the Giants as the other guy.

CHARACTER LIST
Ned: As himself
Joe: Ned’s Best friend
Barry: The SF Giants aka the other guy
Mannarita: Manny
Scottaney: Mannaritas best friend

Ext. School-Day

A typical lunchtime scene at a highschool.  Joe and Ned are sitting down eating lunch talking about Ned’s crush Mannarita.

Joe

                                                        So Ned when are you going to ask Mannarita out?

Ned:

When she gives me a sign. I have let her know I like her but I guess what I can offer is not good enough. Her friend Scottaney says she does like me but wants more. I’m not going to marry her right away I need to know she is in this with our best interest at heard.

Joe:

So you really like her? Why don’t you tell her what she wants to hear and see how it goes?
Ned:

I will but I need a sign from her first knowing she is willing to work as a team and meet me halfway.

Int. Mannaritas bedroom: Night

Mannarita and Scottaney are sitting on the bed gossiping about the boys at school.

Scottaney:

I can’t believe Ned hasn’t asked you out yet!
Mannarita:

I know, if he thinks that what he did last time was the correct way to ask a girl out he’s way wrong. I need something more. I want him to let me know that he really wants me. He knows what I want.
Scottaney:

I saw you talking with Barry today, whats that all about?
Mannarita:

Ohh that’s nothing, I am just trying to make Ted jealous. Barry is going nowhere with his life.
Scottaney:

Yeah we need to play hard to get for you, or else you will just be another under loved super girlfriend.
Mannarita:

Will you talk to Ned for me and try and move this thing along faster?
Scottaney: Sure

Ext. School -Day

Ned is reading a book on baseball sitting under a tree in front of his school, while waiting for his mom to come and pick him up.  Scottaney is on her way home.

Ned: Hi Scottaney
Scottaney:

Hi Ned
Ned:

So anything new?
Scottaney:

Nope, how about you?
Ned:

Nope. Where is Mannarita?
Scottaney:

Talking with Barry.
Ned:

Doesn’t that guy live in the basemen?
Scottaney:

Yeah. Ok well nice talking I will tell Mannarita you say hi.
Ned:

Thanks see you tomorrow

Int. Ned’s bedroom-Night

Ned and Joe are excited for the weekend and are taking about Ned’s secrete crush.  They are sitting in front of Joe’s TV playing Nintendos Ken Griffey Juniors Home Run.

Ned:

So I talked to Scottaney today.
Joe:

And?
Ned:

She said Mannarita says hello.
Joe:

That’s cool; did you let Scottaney know you were interested?
Ned:

Ohh she knows. Mannarita was talking with Barry.
Joe:

Doesn’t he live in the basement?
Ned:

I know that’s what I said. If she could only give me one more sign then I would for sure ask her out.
Joe:

You’re A-Fraud just like my old friend Alex.

-TO BE CONTINUED-

SOME QUOTES I FOUND IN THE LA TIMES THAT INSPIRED THIS SCREEN PLAY

“The Dodgers do not believe the San Francisco Giants are serious about Ramirez. The Giants are happy to let the Dodgers think that way. “

Colletti Said “I’m hoping hell give us a counter”
Boras “We have let the Dodgers know what Manny’s position is. They are fully aware of the terms he feels are fair.”
Colletti “The Dodgers will no consider sweetening their offer without a signal from Boras that he would yield as well” “It’s tough to do without knowing where it’s going to get you. If you get a sign you can do something, you might be inclined to do it.”

LA Times “Boras wouldn’t say whether he has any teams interested beyond the Dodges and Giants. He would say whether Ramirez might accept a contract of fewer than four years. He wouldn’t say whether Ramirez might sit out part of Spring Training or even part of the season

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