A Mile in His Shoes

Synopsis: Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director(s): William Dear
Production: Vivendi Entertainment
89 min

[George Canyon:
Sunshine] I believe in life, love And true pursuit

of happiness No one's gonna tell me that

a smile's ever meaningless I find a drop of hope

when the rain falls down Even when the clouds are

insisting on sticking around I believe in holding on tight

to your innocence Taking leaps of faith when

it doesn't even make sense Don't want to be a tear

on a circus clown I wanna laugh like a kid

on a playground Baby, come on,

let's go for a ride I know a road

that'll change your mind Look what it's done

to this heart of mine I'm an absolute, dedicated

follower of sunshine I used to be a slave to the

ways of the shades of gray Addicted to the weight

of a ball and chain Everybody tellin' me

to cut it loose Then I looked up to the sky And I saw something

I could use A little bit of prayer,

a little bit of inspiration A little something different

like a new vibration Shook me up like a leaf

in a hurricane Woke me up like a fall

from an airplane Baby, come on,

let's go for a ride I know a road

that'll change your mind... WOMAN: All right, let's go! MAN: Knock her out! [Crowd booing] ANNOUNCER: That's two strikes

on Pee Wee McGinty... with the Rats trailing

by three. Two outs, bottom of the ninth. MAN: Positive visualization. You're outta here!

[Crowd groaning] ANNOUNCER: And the Rats lose

again, dropping both games... of this double-header

to the Tulsa Coyotes. 0-13 for the season, this team

has nowhere to go but up. Be sure to come by

and cheer them on... Next time, Pee Wee.

Next time. ANNOUNCER: Everyone who wears

a rat tail will receive... a buy-one-get-one-free

ticket... good for a rat dog at the

Rathole concession stand. MAN: Keep your heads up, boys.

Good game. RADIO: And the River Rats

lose again by four... I just want to listen

to a little smooth jazz. Calms me down. Is that too much to ask, Murph? MURPH: I'm afraid I can't

help you there, Warren. Then how can you help me out? Because something isn't

working out there. There's only so much

I can do from the dugout. I can't get out there

and play the game for 'em. We're off to our worst start

in 15 years. We're three weeks

into the season, Warren. The guys are still

figuring things out. Figuring it out? We're not building a rocket,

this is baseball! What's to figure? You throw,

you catch, you hit, you run. Sometimes you have all

the players do it in the same game. I got a tip for a hot

pitching prospect. I want you to check him out

on the off day. Come on, Warren, I was hoping... Outside of Auburn. Indiana? That's 200 miles! Gas money. Each way! And here's the address. We could use another arm

in the rotation. And one that won't break

the bank. If this guy works out,

it might help your chances. My chances? Just business.

Nothing personal. Personal? No. That just wouldn't be like you,

Warren, now would it? I'll pretend I didn't

hear that. [Radio tuning] I hope you find what

you're looking for. Jazz, Warren. [Crackling, tuning] [Country music on radio] Where am I? Oh! [Engine revving] Here we go! [Engine roaring] [Engine off]

Mm-hm. [Grunts] [Sighs] [Crow cawing] [Sighs] Ohh! Perfect. [Pig squealing] [Laughs] Hey, little fella.

Oscar! Oscar! Oscar, come back! Oscar, don't run away

like that. [Squealing] Hey, I could use

a little help here. Oscar, don't run away

like that again. Your mama is going to be upset, and your papa's gonna be upset, and my papa is going to

be upset and... Excuse me. Excuse me.

Hey, uh... I ran my car

into the ditch here and I've got no cell-phone

service at all. I just need to use a phone... Papa told me never to talk

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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