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: I think he'll fit right in with our team concept. Charlie Donovan
: That reminds me, I was going to ask you. What exactly *is* our team concept?
: Vaughn's been looking good out there today. Rachel Phelps
: Don't worry, he'll blow it.
Board Member 1
: I've never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime. Charlie Donovan
: Most of these guys never had a prime. Rachel Phelps
: The fact is we lost our two best players to free agency. We haven't won a pennant in over thirty-five years, we haven't placed higher than fourth in the last fifteen. Obviously it's time for some changes. Board Member 2
: This guy here is dead! Rachel Phelps
: Cross him off, then!
[the Indians General Manager calls minor league coach Lou Brown at Tire World to offer him a position with the Indians
] Charlie Donovan
: How would you like to manage the Indians this year? Lou Brown
: Gee, I don't know... Charlie Donovan
: What do you mean, you don't know? This is your chance to manage in the big leagues. Lou Brown
: Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls.
: I thought you said we didn't have any high priced talent. Charlie Donovan
: Forget about Dorn, he's just high priced. Pepper Leach
: [Vaughn pulls up on a motorcycle
] Look at this fuckin'guy. Lou Brown
: My kinda team, Charlie, my kinda team.
: [Charlie and Rachel are having a meeting about the team
] Any ideas? Charlie Donovan
: On how we can get worse? Rachel Phelps
: Mmmmm... Charlie Donovan
: How about a series of fines for good play? Maybe a $30,000 bonus to the guy voted Least Valuable Player. Rachel Phelps
: Maybe the problem is... we're coddling these guys too much. Yeah!
: [Taylor arrives to spring training
] There's Jake Taylor. Lou Brown
: He was an all-star in Boston, wasn't he? Charlie Donovan
: Yeah, wound up in the Mexican League. Had problems with his knees. Pepper Leach
: Wish we had him two years ago. Charlie Donovan
: We did.
: [Dorn drives up in a fancy car
] I thought you said you didn't have any high-priced talent on this team. Charlie Donovan
: Forget Dorn, because he's only high-priced. Picked him up as a free-agent three years ago. Lou Brown
: Still hits the ball well, doesn't he? Charlie Donovan
: Yeah, just can't field it.
[Dorn gives a cocky gesture
] Lou Brown
: We'll shape him up.
: [Cerrano arrives at spring training
] Who is that? Charlie Donovan
: Must be Cerrano. Defected from Cuba, wanted religious freedom. Lou Brown
: What's his religion? Charlie Donovan
: [in Mexico, he answers the phone
] Hello? Charlie Donovan
: Jake Taylor, this is Charlie Donovan of the Clevland Indians. How would you like to play for us this season. Jake Taylor
: What? Charlie Donovan
: We would surely like to... Jake Taylor
] Is that you, Tolbert? Look, I am hung over, my knees are killing me and if you're gonna pull this shit at least you can say you're from the Yankees.