If you’re a Cleveland Indians fan, you will always remember the night of November 2, 2016. It was a special night; a night that for Indians fans, would have been the best night of your life, at least in terms of baseball. Just over four months after the Cavaliers won the city of Cleveland their first major sports championship in 52 years, the Indians had the chance to win the city’s second championship in the same year. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out the way Clevelanders wanted it to. The Cubs won their first World Series title in over a century. And now, it appears that night is going to be commemorated in film form.
For such a special moment, former Cubs catcher David Ross, who retired following winning his first ring, decided to write a book titled “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.” That book will now be made into a movie, according to Variety film reporter Dave McNary. The movie will be called “Teammate: My Life in Baseball.”
With the book and movie told from Ross’ perspective, it will all but certainly have plenty of Cubs flavor and very little Indians flavor in it, including pure joy, and celebrating. Then again, although it may be tough for Indians diehards to relive that night, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the Cubs’ heroics could be quite interesting. Being from the perspective of Ross, his home run off of previously unhittable Andrew Miller will undoubtedly be featured.
While this movie may be all about the Cubs, it’s fun to think of the what ifs and could have beens for the Indians. Without All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley the entire season and starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar for the entire series, the Indians had a shot to upset the juggernaut Cubs. Trailing 6-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, all hope seemed lost for the Indians, especially having to go up against hard-throwing Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman and his 100-plus mile per hour fastball. Then, following a Brandon Guyer RBI double, Rajai Davis hit a two-run home run to tie it up at six, a line drive shot to the Home Run Porch that quite possibly could have been heard around the world.
The night was one that Indians fans will never forget. Whether in the stadium, on the streets of Cleveland, at your house, or across the world, November 2, 2016 will be remembered forever by native Clevelanders. If only it could have concluded with a win and not a devastating loss.