Spike TV Missed Out On Secret Stories of Professional AthletesJason Krell4/10/14 2:00pmFiled to: sportsanimation33EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis video is a clip from the unaired pilot for "Way Out of Bounds," a show that would have animated the untold stories of well known athletes. Baseball legend Pete Rose and comic personality Artie Lange really had this talk, though it was put together from about two hours worth of conversation (and this online version is even shorter than the pilot itself). And it's pretty funny to know Rose bet Tony Perez $150 in 1970 that he'd be the first person to stink up a stall in the Cincinnati Red's new Riverfront stadium, but the next part of the story is even better.AdvertisementSpike TV passed on the pilot, though, which was created, written, and produced by Andy Rheingold, who has worked on a number of shows from Beavis and Butthead to Spongebob Squarepants. Jody Schaeffer and Chris Prynoski directed the pilot and Titmouse (Metalocalypse, Superjail, Venture Bros) handled the animation. And according to Rheingold, dozens of well known athletes were signed on to spill their guts, so it's a shame this never made it to series. There's always hope for the future, but in the meantime enjoy this sliver of what could have been.