Mutiny In The Dugout v17

A pro baseball player returns home to coach his dying dad’s little league team and falls in love again with his high school girlfriend. As the team vies for the championship, the kids go on strike to protest their overbearing parents.

Charlie is an upcoming pro baseball player whose pastor brother has begged him to come home for a temporary visit with their ailing father. However, it soon becomes apparent that the old man and Charlie’s brother, Abe, have another agenda. Because Gordon can no longer coach his little league team, his dying wish is that Charlie will bring his beloved A-Team through the playoffs, beat their rivals, the Giants, and make it to the Little League World Series.

Although Charlie’s committed to not revisiting his past, some unpredictable events bring him face-to-face with his lost love, Teri, and his nemesis from high school, Herbert (who is the Giants coach).

Charlie overhears that Herbert intends to franchise his military-style baseball training program as standard practice in little league teams nationwide. Knowing how these tactics negatively affect players, Charlie becomes dedicated to foiling Herbert’s plan.

When the A-Team and the Giants face-off, the two teams go neck and neck for the wild-card spot in the championship. A new pitch helps defeat the Giants in their first game, but Herbert sneakily poaches some of the A-Team’s best players before the second game and ties up the competition.

As the last game heats up, with one team pulling ahead, then the other, Herbert continues barking military-style orders while the A-Team parents keep distracting the players with unhelpful comments. All the yelling and anger have changed the emphasis from doing their best and playing as a team to winning at all costs. Charlie sees how dejected both teams have become and vows to do whatever it takes to bring back the heart and soul of the game.

Charlie and his team come up with a plan to thwart the competition. The A-Team starts playing a nonsensical but impressive game of catch while they perform some skillful but circus-like antics. When the Giants finally get it, both teams come together, marching with picket signs around the field to let the adults know they’ve crossed the line. It’s a mutiny in the dugout.

Charlie learns that sometimes you must lose the battle to win the war.

  • Rod Kent
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  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition (2022)
    May 12, 2022
  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    November 30, 2021
    Award Winner Best Screenplay
  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Boston, MA
    November 3, 2021
    Finalist Best Screenplay
  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Athens, Attica
    November 10, 2021
    Finalist Best Screenplay
  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Sunvale, CA
    October 1, 2021
    Semi-Finalist Screenplay
  • StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    December 15, 2021
    Semi-Finalist Screenply
Writer Biography - Rod Kent

Rod Kent started his career in computers in high school by getting a job at a top secret government laboratory after hacking into their computers to do homework…and getting caught. This led to a top secret clearance and finding out where Martians are buried in Area 51. After graduating, he went on to be a rocket scientist for NASA by working on the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Although the Shoah Foundation used his software to record the testimony of 50,000 Holocaust survivors, he is best known for his work on building an interactive cow toss simulator for the iPhone (it was voted worst iPhone app ever), and he coached Little League for ten years.

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