Here's hoping history is slightly rewritten for the movie so Murray's Maddon gets to bust a ghost or two before Game 7.
There's no other casting news in the report, but this seems like a good plan considering Game 7 of the World Series seemed straight out of a movie, what with the home runs and the blown save and the rain delay and the 108-year baseball curse broken and all.
That's a better mark than some of the greatest pitchers to even play the game, including Clayton Kershaw, Roger Clemens, Nolan Ryan and Greg Maddux: ERA through 100 career games:Kyle Hendricks 2.94Clayton Kershaw 3.19Roger Clemens 3.20Nolan Ryan 3.38Greg Maddux 3.76 It's not the first time Hendricks has bested Kershaw, having taken down the Los Angeles Dodgers ace in Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS at Wrigley Field, clincing the Cubs' first pennant in 71 years.
Still, not a bad start to the MLB career for Hendricks, a guy who was never considered one of the game's top prospects and morphed from a No.
By taking the rest route, the Cubs also have ruled out Arrieta to start Game 1 of the NLDS in Washington.