The Rookie (2002) Poster


Angelo Spizzirri: Joel De La Garza


  • Joel De La Garza : Now, wait a minute... we start winning, you try out again.

    Jimmy : [sighs]  Last time I checked, scouts aren't looking for high school science teachers.

    Joe David West : Well, not many science teachers throw like you.

    Jimmy : It's gonna take a heckuva lot more than a couple of wins to get me to make a fool of myself.

    Joel De La Garza : Alright, what if we win district, huh? What if we win district and go to the state playoffs? Then?

    Jimmy : You serious?

    Joel De La Garza : Yeah, absolutely.

    Jimmy : You're serious?

    Joe David West : Yeah.

    Joaquin 'Wack' Campos : Yeah!

    Jimmy : And all I have to do is find some kind of tryout somewhere?

    Joaquin 'Wack' Campos : That's it, man!

    Jimmy : [clears throat]  Alright... IF we win district!

    [Team cheers and leaves for locker room] 

    Hunter : I don't get to tell Mom about this, do I?

  • Joaquin 'Wack' Campos : What difference does it make? I mean, it's not like any of us are getting scholarships.

    Jimmy : I'm not talking about college. I'm talking about wanting things in life. I'm talking about having dreams. And all that starts right here

    [points at his heart] 

    Jimmy : , right here. If you don't have dreams, you don't have anything.

    Joel De La Garza : Coach, what about you? You talk about our dreams...

    Jimmy : Joel, we are not talking about me.

    Joel De La Garza : Yeah, but come on, Coach. Every time you throw, I gotta ice my hand, every time! You're the one who should be wanting something more.

    Joaquin 'Wack' Campos : And the sad part is, you know, we see it and you don't.

  • Joel De La Garza : [while him and Jimmy play catch]  Hey coach, back when you were really pitching, how fast were you throwing it?

    Jimmy : I don't know. 85, 86?

    Joel De La Garza : That's not too bad.

    Jimmy : It is when the other guy's throwing 90.

    Joel De La Garza : Coach, let's see you bring one.

    Jimmy : Can't. Promised too many doctors.

    Joel De La Garza : Come on, coach, one isn't going to kill you. Come on, feed me!

    Hunter : Yeah, dad, bring the heat!

    Joel De La Garza : [Jim gets himself ready while Joel waits in the catcher's position]  Feed me, coach.

    [Jim pauses, then winds up and throws his fastball, which audibly whisses by and hits hard into Joel's glove, much to the shock of him and Hunter] 

    Hunter : Woah!

    Joel De La Garza : Coach, where did that come from?

    Jimmy : [Smiles]  Forgot how good that sounded.

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