Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pitt to play Billy Beane in Moneyball movie?

I am not sure what is more amazing, the fact that Moneyball would be thought of as a movie or that Brad Pitt and George Clooney are being considered for the role of A's GM Billy Beane.

Brad Pitt is his name, and playing Billy Beane is his game, according to Variety, the Hollywood entertainment newspaper, which reported that a project is "being developed" for Pitt to play Beane in a movie based on "Moneyball," the book about Beane's distinct methods of running the A's in the 2002 season.

This would make a great movie. Two solid hours of sabermetrics and scouting. And that happy ending where the Moneyball systems wins the team a ton of World Series titles. Just like in real life.