I will admit I am an amazing baseball fan. There is something about walking into a stadium and smelling popcorn, hot dogs, peanuts, etc that get one in the mood for a ball game. What game has that true feeling but baseball? None.
The movie Moneyball encompasses a lot of that magic. The beauty of the game, the sound of the crack of the back and the poetry of move but move. How dare a person break down the game into a game of math right? Well, that is unless you want to win. Moneyball tells the story of Billy Bean who with the help of an overly educated assistant breaks the game down just such. It is not like he dislikes the poetry of the game, in fact he talks a lot about it, but also wants to win, and this strategy just might work. In fact, as we find out with teams like Boston, it very much does.
Moneyball is solid entertainment, with a lot of great performances by the likes of Brad Pitt (oscar worthy) and Jonah Hill. Check it out!