“Sorry about last night.” from the film “Bull Durham.” Nuke and Crash have one last chat in the locker room before Nuke goes up to the majors. Ideal for Adult Males in their 20s-30s. 1-2 Mins.
Written By: Ron Shelton
CRASH AND NUKE:
NUKE CLEANS OUT HIS LOCKER — Filling his travel bag.
Crash sits on a stool next to him. Sober.
Sorry about last night.
I have been known, on occasion,
to howl at the moon. D’you
Look, Nuke–these Big League
hitters are gonna light you up
like a pin ball machine for awhile–
don’t worry about it. Be cocky
and arrogant even when you’re
getting beat. That’s the secret.
You gotta play this game with
fear and arrogance.
Fear and ignorance.
No. Fear and arrogance, you,
hayseed, not ignorance!
I know. I just like to see you
get all worked up.
Crash calms down. Sighs. Nuke nods and picks up his bags.
(knows it’s not true)
Well, I got Annie all warmed up
(knows it is true)
She’s just waiting for you to
show up, y’know…
I don’t need a crazy woman in my
Maybe you do.
Y’know I’m starting to like this
game–baseball’s a helluva good
way to make a living.
Crash speaks with quiet passion, from his soul.
It’s the best, Nuke…the absolute
Yeah, thanks for everything.
They shake hands, and Nuke heads out the door.
Nuke smiles. A little arrogance and fear.