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The Revolutionary

The A's are losing again, and Billy Beane's radical "Moneyball" legacy is suffering

Updated: January 15, 2010, 5:47 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

To the glee of his adversaries, Billy Beane and the Oakland A's are having a rough go of it these days in the standings and in Hollywood. But the cultural war rooted in Beane's "Moneyball" philosophies was fought and won a long time ago.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- On the third weekend in June, Steven Soderbergh, the famed Hollywood director, was scheduled to give a talk in Los Angeles on subjects both broad and specific. The broad: the future of the film industry. The specific: his excitement ...

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