CBS has a new drama coming this fall that’s baseball-related. Here’s their official description:
CLUBHOUSE (Tuesday, 9:00 PM) is a drama about a 16-year-old boy who becomes a man in a world of overgrown boys when he takes a job as a batboy for a professional baseball team. For the first time, Pete Young (Jeremy Sumpter) takes a risk – perhaps the only risk of his young life – when he applies for and lands his dream job as a batboy for the New York Empires. The problem is his single mom, Lynne (Mare Winningham), has no idea what heâ€™s up to. Until now, heâ€™s been the golden boy while his rebellious older sister, Betsy (Kirsten Storms), has always been in the doghouse. On the job, Pete becomes a part of a new family that includes Conrad Dean (Dean Cain), the teamâ€™s captain and star third baseman and one of the boyâ€™s all-time idols who takes on the role of an older brother. Also, in the clubhouse is his boss, Lou Russo (Christopher Lloyd), a gruff but fair equipment manager who becomes a much-needed father figure; Rich (Marc Donato), a fellow batboy who just happens to be the general managerâ€™s nephew; Carlos Tavares (John Ortiz), a rookie who believes that Pete is his good luck charm, and Jose Marquez (J.D. Pardo), the Empireâ€™s territorial head batboy. Pete is over the moon at being a member of his favorite team, but he must still balance life at home and life in the big leagues as he faces the moral dilemmas and curve balls that life throws his way. Emmy Award-winners Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent (â€œAnd The Band Played On,â€ â€œDay Oneâ€), Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson (â€œBraveheartâ€) and Bruce Davey (â€œThe Passion of the Christâ€), Daniel Cerone (â€œCharmedâ€) and Ken Topolsky (â€œParty of Fiveâ€) are the executive producers for Spelling Television.
Aaron Spelling! Mel Gibson! And it means I won’t have to look at Kirsten Storms on “Days of Our Lives” anymore! (Interesting that she’s the “rebellious older sister” on this show, since her character on “DOOL” is a goody two-shoes, younger than all of her half-siblings there.)
Levi: If only Boychick from San Pedro Beach Bums could be on the program. I wonder what he’s up to these days?
Jim: I seriously came very close to mentioning “San Pedro Beach Bums” in the original posting.
Looks like Boychick hasn’t done much with his career, to the extent that the only people he can get to submit information about him to the IMDB can’t spell “New Jersey” correctly.
But there is a connection: Stuf appeared in the “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century” movies for the Disney Channel, which star Kirsten Storms as the title character, so maybe there’s hope for a guest-starring appearance for him on “Clubhouse.”
Jason: Anyone remember the short-lived Fox sitcom “Hardball”? At least, I think it was called Hardball. Anyway, it was a about a baseball team, the Pioneers, and all the wacky hijinks its players got into.
One of my favorite TV lines was said by Mike Starr, who later appeared as one of the mean toughs in ‘Dumb & Dumber’: “I love this guy! But not in the way you think. I want to have sex with him!”
It was so good, I used it in an episode of ‘Sucks to Yer Azmar’.
Eric J. Ritter: (*)(*)
Viveian: Kirsten Storms Rocks i canot wait to see her on CH!!~
Mike: Kristen Storen Storms is really HOT!!~
Jim: Is that you, Mike, my supervisor? Has closed-captioning “Days of Our Lives” finally driven you insane? We’ll talk when you get into the office.