Friday, September 23, 2011
Moneyball Coming September 23
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game redefined views of America's favorite pastime. Today September 23, the film adaptation of Moneyball hits the silver screen, featuring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A's. Before you head to the theater, check out a copy of Lewis' fascinating account of the 2002 Oakland A's and Beane's efforts to modernize the use of baseball statistics. By assembling a successful team without drafting the big sluggers, Beane believed his team could compete at a fraction of the cost. And the season's results would prove him right. Don't miss this top-notch sports story, convincingly told by Michael Lewis, one of the top nonfiction writers working today.