True confession: I just watched a baseball movie. Even worse? I didn’t hate it. Before we send out the army to track down the pod
person who ate my brain, this movie just might be worth a watch.
Brad Pitt plays the general manager for the Oakland A’s, a baseball team without the budget of the Yankees or Red Sox. In fact, they’re
starting to feel like the proving ground for the richer teams as all their best players get lured away for better salaries.
Then Pitt and Joshua? Decide to use statistics alone to choose the players, leaving intuition and common sense behind. I’m even boring myself writing this, but believe it or not, this is a genuinely interesting movie. It’s been a weird week….I hated a French movie (Paris) and liked a sports one. Go figure.
The film is based on a book by Michael Lewis. I liked the movied but I just can’t see reading an entire book on sports statistics myself.