Million Dollar Arm is an upcoming movie based on the true story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who won a reality show in India. Long story short: they threw really hard and eventually wound up with minors league contracts from the Pirates. Jon Hamm and a bunch of well-known baseball scribes are among the cast members.
It's been a while since we've had a good baseball movie, but, to be honest, I'm not expecting much from Million Dollar Arm. That's alright, I have high standards. So does Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson, apparently. Here's what the southpaw had to say about the upcoming flick:
The likelihood of 'Million Dollar Arm' being good is about the same as me throwing 200 innings.— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) May 5, 2014
Wow. Just ... wow.
Anderson is currently on the disabled list with a broken finger and he isn't coming back anytime, so 200 innings won't happen this year. Of course, 200 innings has never happened for the lefty, and in fact he's thrown only 178 innings combined from 2010-14. A laundry list of injuries -- foot fracture, Tommy John surgery, oblique strain, etc. -- have kept him off the field.
It's not often you see a player so willing to admit his limitations. Pretty awesome tweet by Anderson.