Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has one of the best senses of humor in sports. When he and Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm dressed up in orange and blue suits last year, they were just messing around for MLB Fan Cave. Little did Holland know that he was actually auditioning for a part in the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber.”
Holland was only 8 years old when Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels killed it in the original “Dumb and Dumber” movie in 1994. However, the left-hander is still a huge fan of the comedy. That’s why you can understand why he was excited when filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly contacted him to see if he wanted to make a cameo in the upcoming sequel, “Dumb and Dumber To.”
“I was just going out there to have fun,” Holland told 105.3 KRLD-FM on Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “And next thing I know, they were like, ‘We’re going to actually put you in the movie and you’re going to be in the opening scene.’ As far as the day went, it was unbelievable, out and about with Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, having an unbelievable time. … I don’t really want to say too much except for keep your expectations high cause this movie is seriously going to be funny.”
What better guy to have in the intro of a highly-anticipated movie than one who showed up to training camp driving this car? I think I speak for all of us when I say I hope “Dumb and Dumber To” doesn’t disappoint. Messing with a masterpiece is always risky.