Tuesday, April 21, 2009
NEWS: Demetri Martin Continues His Roll...
One of the most influential pieces of sports writing happens to be making it's way to the big screen.
Money ball is a book which tells the story of ballplayer-turned-Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who tried to create a competitive baseball team on a budget payroll. Creator of the term and philosophy of Moneyball, Beane has changed the state of modern baseball, as is proven with the rise of small market, no budget, winning teams like the Tampa Bay Rays and the Florida Marlins.
Now, with the help of Steven Soderbergh, the book is set to make it's way to the silver screen with a cast including Brad Pitt as the lead, Beane. Another cast member has also been added to the film, as Demetri Martin will be picking up the role of a Harvard graduate named Paul De Podesta, who turned down jobs on Wall Street to use his statistical skills, a system known as “Earned Run Value,” to change baseball scouting tactics.
This is a project that I'm really looking forward to. Two great actors, lead by a favorite director of mine, Soderbergh, and while the story may not be to deep, but it may make for a really interesting watch.
What do YOU think??
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