Astros’ Jose Altuve To Make His Debut on Cartoon Show
Astros ‘Jose Altuve will have a short stint on a Cartoon Network show ‘Uncle Grandpa’ as himself.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is in the running for the 2016 AL MVP after his breakout year. He can hit for average and power, steal bases, and now he has added acting to his resume. No, he hasn’t reached the J.J. Watt level of acting let, but he will make his debut on the Cartoon Network. He will appear on the cartoon ‘Uncle Grandpa’ today at 11:15 am CST, via Brian McTaggart.
The premise of the show is ‘Field of Dreams’ meets ‘Bad News Bears.’ A little league team, named the Losers, needs some help to learn how to play baseball better. The title character gives the line from Field of Dreams, “if you build it, (they) will come.” Then in the outfield, you see a mini corn field. Out steps five MLB baseball players.
Chris Archer, David Price, and Noah Syndergaard are the pitchers who were chosen to help the lovable losers play better in the show. Adam Jones and Altuve are the hitters who were summoned to help. As you can imagine, Altuve’s character is much shorter than the other players. Fortunately, he was taller than the little league baseball players.
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You will have to wait to see what the premise is behind the show, but Altuve does have at least one line in the trailer. When he emerges from the cornfield, he says, “I’m happy to be here.” Hopefully, Altuve with be able to impart some of the skills that have led to him to winning Silver Slugger and Gold Gove awards.
The four-time All-Star has emerged from a player who was sent home from tryouts to a player who could win an MVP this season. While Jones had a down year in 2016, he could show the little league team how to play great defense in the outfield. While I don’t typically watch the Cartoon Network, I’m sure my kids would love to see an animated Altuve.
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Tune in at 11:15 am CST, and we will talk about the show on Talking Stros on Sunday.
***Stats from Baseball-Reference***