Playing for Keeps (Cricket Creek, #1) by Luann McLaneOlivia Lawson is peeved when ex-ace pitcher turned soap opera star Noah Falcon roars back into Cricket Creek, Kentucky, after all these years, to take the lead opposite her in the community theaters summer play. Noahs beloved hometown is having major financial woes and needs his status to turn this small-town play into a big-time hit. But Noah has bigger plans for this small town. And this time hes determined to show Olivia hes not just playing around-hes playing for keeps.
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Uttara Choudhury. The film tells the true story of former cricketers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who stumbled on an unusual path to baseball thanks to winning contracts through the 'Million Dollar Arm Hunt' reality TV show staged in India. Singh and Patel had never held a baseball until May , when they became the winners on the reality show and got a crack at making a career in America's national pastime. The cricket-loving duo adapted surprisingly well to baseball and developed effective pitches which topped out at around 90 mph on the radar gun. Singh, a son of a truck driver, is a professional left-handed pitcher with the Pittsburg Pirates, while Patel returned to India a few years ago after his career with the Pittsburg Pirates ended. Patel has since taken up athletics and participated in several Indian national level competitions. It shows the two Indians soldiering on bravely in tackling a foreign game and foreign country.
The film is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J. Bernstein after winning a reality show competition. The film stars Jon Hamm as J. The film's music is composed by A. Bernstein is a big-time sports agent who, along with his partner Ash Vasudevan , recently formed their own company.
By Reed Tucker. When Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel arrived in the United States for the first time in , the two small-town Indian teens were shocked by what they saw. Coming from villages without cellphones, the Internet or flat-screen TVs, they were awed and baffled by the proliferation of technology. My vision is fine. They were also floored to see beef — a taboo in their native country — on almost every menu. Bernstein, who was in search of Major League talent on the subcontinent. He plucked the boys from obscurity and ultimately became a father figure to them.
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Director: Craig Gillespie. It aimed to find rough-diamond young cricket players who could be polished up into baseball stars back in the US. JB Bernstein has failed to sign a major star to the independent agency he has started with Ash Vasudevan Aasif Mandvi , and his business is slowly collapsing. The film's characterisation of Bernstein as a total princess is fair and, if anything, toned down. By page seven of his memoir, also called Million Dollar Arm, he's bragging in American Psycho-like detail about his designer clothes and absurd watch collection "30 timepieces, lined up as neatly as soldiers … Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Breitling — the reward I gave myself for doing well". The only way to make such a character sympathetic is to cast Jon Hamm , who has an unusual ability to express the vulnerable core beneath highly strung men's control-freak exteriors.
He's dressed casually in a plain white T-shirt, blue shorts and backward gray baseball cap, and the people he approaches have no idea he's a professional athlete whose life story helped inspire a movie. They are simply grateful that someone thought enough to stop and help. He makes his way around the park, speaking with a dozen or so men and women and handing out snacks. He shakes hands, asks questions and learns about their lives and circumstances. A middle-aged woman rises from a bench to give him a hug, and he shares a laugh with three middle-aged men who are sprawled across the lawn with duffel bags. Eight years after Singh made international headlines by signing a baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates , the year-old native of India finds himself at a crossroads in his career and life.