Tuesday, March 15, 2005
From Eight Men Out (MGM 1988)
Eddie Cicotte: You said if I won 30 games this year there'd be a $10,000 bonus.
Charles Comiskey: So?
Cicotte: I think you owe it to me.
Comiskey: Harry, how many games did Mr. Cicotte win for us this year?
Harry: 29, sir.
Cicotte: You had [Sox manager] Kid [Gleason] bench me for two whole weeks in August. I missed five starts.
Comiskey: We had to rest your arm for the [World] Series.
Cicotte: I would have won at least two of those games -- and you knew that.
Comiskey: I have to keep the best interests of the club in mind, Eddie.
Cicotte: I think you owe me that bonus.
Comiskey: 29 is not 30, Eddie. You will get only the money you deserve. (Pause) Anything else?
Cicotte: No, Mr. Comiskey. That's it.