My previous post was on the movie "Eight Men Out." This got me to thinking about baseball movies that have yet to be made.
There are no films to my knowledge about the 1962 Mets. They went 40-120 in their first season in 1962. We've heard all the stories, most of them comical, and there have been a bunch of books written on this inept bunch. Why no movies?
Maybe it doesn't fit the standard script of; team is horrible, team gets bad breaks, team gets mad, team overcomes obstacles, team gets star player, team fights way back into race, team wins pennant on last day on a dramatic home run, team wins World Series. You know, the standard formula for a sports movie.
Actually, I hope they don't make a movie about the 1962 Mets. Hollywood would take the script, jazz it up and after the Mets start the season 5-45 under Casey Stengel, they would trade for Mickey Mantle and then go on a 105-5 run and win the flag with a 110-50 record, on their way to a World Series sweep over the hated Yankees.