Musical television series seem to be popular these days, what with Glee and Smash and, well, maybe that's it. Could that mean that the premise is ripe for a third show? Today I'm casting "Breaking In," a sports operetta and star vehicle for real-life big-league brothers Paul and Rick Reuschel. Think of it as an all-singing The Bank Job meets Friday Night Lights.
"A" Plot: College World Series–winning teammates and twins Paul and Rick are drafted by the same major-league team. The twins are going in opposite directions—Rick's going to be a star and Paul rides the pine.
"B" Plots: The manager masterminds a series of bank robberies—committed by the veterans on the team—in the cities where the team is playing. Paul is making in-roads with the veterans' criminal schemes, while Rick is against the idea of committing a crime.
|1977 Topps Big League Brothers Paul/Rick Reuschel|
|1976 Topps Bill Greif|
|1993 Stadium Club/Ultra Pro Barry Bonds|
|1980 Topps Bo McLaughlin|
|1976 Topps Jim Bibby|
|1976 Topps Mike Tyson|
|1987 Donruss Bob James|
|Ridiculous boudoir photo of Frank Thomas masquerading as a trading card, 1993 Donruss Studio|
|1981 Fleer Dave Parker|