Originally Posted by westofyou
I hated Moneyball too, crap movie with characters consistently breaking their own arms patting themselves on the back.
The movie, like the book, left the viewer without a clear differentiated understanding of the basic principles of the sabermetric approach
and the particulars of how a particular guy with a prickly personality was one of its early adopters.
It bugs me when people aren't willing/able to view sabermetrics separately from the Billy Beane story and persona. That the movie (and book) were so heavy handed and so heavily downplayed the role of the Big 3 in the A's success is unfortunate. That said, I'm not sure you could do that story with nuance and still get an audience/ get the core point across.
In any event, I'm looking forward to the movie. I think Three Nights in August is in the works as well. Sort of cool to be getting a set of movies told from different perspectives within the sport. We've obviously had a lot told from the player perspective and fan perspective, but these really help round out the 'genre'.