Slumdog Part Deux
This is the third time I’ve written up on Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the Indian born pitchers signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates two years ago after they won a reality TV contest in India. Since then, Singh has moved up from the Pirates Gulf Coast League affiliate to their Class A Short-Season affiliate and is expected to be back on the team next season, while Patel was dropped by the organization. Now the two are all over the news again, as Disney recently hired Tom McCarthy (actor/writer/director) to write a script for Million Dollar Arm, a film about the discovery of the two pitchers through the Indian reality show. McCarthy has appeared in Meet the Parents and The Wire, and wrote and directed indie-films The Station Agent and The Visitor.