The latest Dane Cook star vehicle, “My Best Friend’s Girl” opens tonight, and while the alleged comedian stars alongside Kate Hudson and the lucky-to-be-working Jason Biggs, Sons Of Steve Garvey casts a shadow over Chavez Ravine with the grim warning, “the Dodgers have never won a home game on the opening day of a Dane Cook-acted movie.” America’s movie goers, Greg Maddux, everyone’s a loser today.
This is true for the opening day of every movie in which Cook has been listed as an “actor” (and we use this liberally); the Dodgers are 2-5 overall with both wins coming on the road; and with the Dodgers at home hosting the Giants tonight, well, let’s just say the Dane Cook Dodgers Curse (TM) is almost too much to bear.
Dane Cook Movie Release date Dodgers result
Buddy June 6, 1997 L vs. STL, 1-3
Flypaper July 18, 1997 L @ ATL, 1-4
Mystery Men Aug 6, 1999 L @ NYM, 1-2
Simon Sez Oct 29, 1999 DNP
The Touch Aug 1, 2002 L @ CIN, 4-6
Stuck On You Dec 12, 2003 DNP
Torque Jan 16, 2004 DNP
Mr. 3000 Sept 17, 2004 W @ COL, 8-6
Waiting¦ Oct 7, 2005 DNP
London Feb 12, 2006 DNP
Employee of the Month Oct 6, 2006 DNP
Mr. Brooks June 1, 2007 W @ PIT, 5-4
Good Luck Chuck Sept 21, 2007 L @ AZ, 3-12
Dan In Real Life Oct 26, 2007 DNP
My Best Friend™s Girl Sept 19, 2008 ?????
SoSG has tried to interview Dodger players about the Dane Cook Dodgers Curse (TM), but most of the players declined comment on the record (off the record, one of the players planned to see the 10a showing at Arclight, if anyone is interested in joining him). The only person who commented on the record was KABC broadcaster Charley Steiner, who said, “Dane Cook Dodgers Curse? Hogwash. The Dodgers are going to score 25 runs tonight and win the game handily.”