Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Jonathan Davis' spec script for the baseball comedy, Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the film in the same vein as The Bad News Bears but with adults; the story chronicles what happens when a major league expansion team hires a statistician to assess the league's best available players. But that numbers-only strategy leaves the team with all of the league's head cases.

No production schedule is set for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.