I have a couple of queries about this film from 1993 starring Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner, the titular rookie:
First, when Henry fails to show up until long after his commercial auditions, his friend George says words to the effect of “Well, look who finally decided to show up,” therein treating Henry’s absence as a deliberate choice and not as an unavoidable circumstance of his fame. Why did he say that?
Also, why was it that when Henry broke his arm the second time and lost his magical power, why did everyone boo him for walking the first batter he faced? After all, he didn’t want to break his arm again, so why did they boo him for not throwing as hard as he once did?