Peter Bretter: Nolan Arenado
Our main character is THE main character. All he wanted was the playoffs. Peter Bretter (portrayed by Jason Segel) thought things were good. So when an extreme change of plans came his way? An extreme shock!
This frustrated him. He expressed it in ways he wouldn’t normally do so. All he wanted was to eat a giant bowl of cereal in his sweatpants that he hadn’t changed out of in a week. He had been through the wringer and just needed to escape to a different land to clear his mind.
The bad news? It gets worse for him first. He’s going to run into the same problems he tried to get away from (a bad start from an extremely similar roster that will lead to an uncompetitive start to the season?). Reality isn’t kind. And it’s really gonna hurt when he sees her with someone newer parading her around.
The good news? It’s going to get much, much better for him (an eventual shot at the playoffs, with or without the Rockies).
He’s gonna get through this. He’s gonna become a better player because of it. He’ll see his vision of what he truly wants to come through at the end (Dracula Play, World Series….who’s counting?). It’s gonna be a bumpy road and he’s gonna get bruised and battered along the way (probably from not being able to jump off a cliff properly), but he’ll end right where he wants to when things are said and done.