There are only 5 days until the Oscars, and Brad Pitt maintains his status as one of the most talked-about nominees. After all, he starred in two nominees for Best Picture, including fan favorite Moneyball. I, unfortunately, have not had the opportunity to see the movie. Nor have I read the book. But it is a New York Times bestseller.
It tells the true-life story of the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who used good budgeting and undervalued players to outsmart richer teams and have an extremely successful season. It’s certainly an uplifting, underdog story — and when it involves baseball and a true story, how can you say no?