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“Moneyball” Deserves None of Six Academy Award Nominations

Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, has earned six Academy Award nominations. The film is an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book following Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane’s use of sabermetrics in creating his 2002 roster and setting the single-season MLB record for consecutive wins. The film’s high-profile cast and writer (Aaron Sorkin of The […]

Movie Review: “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

I accompanied Starpulse.com writer Evan Crean to a Sept. 7 press screening of “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game is one of my favorite sports books, and I was eager to see how a book that mixes the history of sabermetrics – baseball’s statistics-based evaluation method […]

What’s Wrong With Lackey?

As Carl Crawford rounded the bases on Sunday, John Lackey could only watch as the lead, and perhaps the 2010 season, slipped away. When the Sox signed John Lackey to an 82.5-million dollar mega-deal in the offseason, I thought it was a fantastic move. I have followed Lackey’s career since his rookie season, seen him […]