Tuesday, April 21, 2009

They're Making a Movie Out of Moneyball?

Apparently so:

Moneyball will be directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the Oakland A's GM who spun an above-par ball-team from a sub-par budget. Martin will play Paul DePodesta, a stats whiz who helps Beane devise his winning formula.

The film is an adaptation of Michael Lewis' book,
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. It will - and here's where it gets really good - reportedly also star real-life former players such as David Justice, Lenny Dykstra and Daryl Strawberry.
In the climactic final scene, Billy Beane will break out his calculator and figure out that an obscure, overweight catcher from the University of Oklamhoma will be the A's first pick in the draft based on his On Base Percentage.

I loved the book, but I can't see this as a film.

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