'Moneyball' a solid hit for casual fans
Hard-core fans might balk at factual missteps, but film delivers on book's main premise
Editor's note: ESPN Insider writer/editor Matt Meyers saw an advance screening of "Moneyball," which opens Friday night.
Like many fans of the book "Moneyball," I was skeptical when I heard it was being made into a film. Pretty much every successful sports movie ends with some sort of dramatic win (or at least a dramatic loss), and as anti-stat types are happy to point out, "the Oakland Athletics have never won the World Series under GM Billy Beane." My skepticism only increased when ...
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'MONEYBALL' THE MOVIE
"Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt as Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane, opens Friday night.
CONTENT• Crasnick: 2002 draft class in review
• Meyers: Film appeals to casual fans
• 'Baseball Tonight' discusses 'Moneyball'
• Goldstein: The A's since 'Moneyball'
• Arangure: Billy Beane's soccer ally
• McGee: Boise State's 'Moneyball' success
• Page 2: Pratt talks about Hatteburg role
• Caple: Film follows rules for baseball movies
• Bowden: How 'Moneyball' impacted game
• Page 2: Talking to Michael Lewis
• ESPNDallas: Ron Washington enjoys movie
• Page 2: Jonah Hill talks about movie role