Tuesday, January 10, 2012

worth your Moneyball!

 Whether baseball is your thing or not, this movie is one you should watch.
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are both amazing. It's rare that you find a movie about baseball that isn't your typical "Field Of Dreams" or "Major League." Moneyball is in a league all it's own.

 Brad Pitt plays the troubled G.M. of The  Oakland A's who, like many other teams, is having trouble competing with the Yankees. Let's face it, there are not a lot of teams with that kind of payroll. He meets Jonah Hill and against all odds and the majority of baseball scouts, they build a "statistically" winning team. They find the best players that they can afford and that will get them into the post season based on the numbers.  Think it's a great fairy tale? It could be, but it is a true story. It's the same formula Boston used to break their curse and win the World Series in 2004.

 Brad Pitt does show is age and is phenomenal especially after admitting that he doesn't know anything about baseball. It's a fun movie to watch. Real fans will remember when this Oakland team made it's run and casual movie goers will like the story and it's real life characters like David Justice, Scott Hatteberg, Miguel Tejada and more.

To sum it all up, Moneyball is every bit worth the money.

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