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The Unnatural (Comedy / Dramedy)

Log Line

Born with absolutely zero athletic ability, a young man refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a professional baseball player; so he gets a job at a minor league ballpark as the hot dog vendor, worms his way onto the field as an assistant trainer, uses his unique baseball insight to help the players win, and eventually earns an at-bat in a season ending game.

Script Info

Script Type: Feature
Genre: Comedy / Dramedy
Length: 110 pages
Est. Budget: Less than $1M

Screenplay Synopsis

The Unnatural is the story of a young man who dreams of becoming a professional baseball player; the only problem is he has absolutely no athletic talent what-so-ever.

Ted is perhaps the worst player to ever play the game. He cant throw, cant catch, and his batting average is, well, .000. But what he lacks in physical prowess he makes up for with keen study, bullheaded determination, and an unflagging positive attitude that makes Tony Robbins look like a pessimist.

Unable to get a tryout with any professional baseball team, Ted gets a job as a hot dog vendor at the local minor league stadium. He befriends a few players and his passion and knowledge for baseball wins their admiration. As Ted helps the players from the shadows the team begins to gel and move up from the bottom of the standings. But when the teams coach feels threatened by Ted, he steals Teds ideas and has him arrested for allegedly providing steroids to the players. In the end, Ted must prove his innocence and fight for his dream of standing in the box, bat in hand, under the stadium lights, to a cheering crowd.

The Unnatural has the irreverent comedy of a Knocked Up mixed with the feel good triumphant underdog character like Rudy.