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Moneyball

March 5, 2012

Watched Moneyball this weekend. It recounts the short period of time when the Oakland A’s had a 20 win streak thanks to the use of sabermetrics. This method relies on the statistics in baseball rather than personal knowledge of players or scout’s intuition about a player’s possible performance.

MoneyballThe movie was interesting, but overall slow paced. You can’t expect a fast paced movie about baseball. To me, watching a game of baseball is like watching paint dry. So, if you talk about a movie about baseball, Moneyball fared pretty well. Did it deserve an Oscar mention? Probably not. Jonah Hill is pretty good as the geek coming up with the system, and Brad Pitt looks surprisingly old. I watched this movie in an .avi format and the quality wasn’t great. I can barely imagine what his face looks like on Blu-Ray. Ouch! A good time waster but that is a definite rental, not a purchase unless you are baseball-crazy. Which is not that far off from just-crazy.

Anyways, that’s that.

PD out.

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