Results tagged ‘ Moneyball ’

2/18 And the Oscar goes to …

Theo Epstein still hasn’t seen the movie “Moneyball.”

“Moneyball has become a loaded term; that’s not exactly what we do,” Epstein said Saturday. “I wasn’t a huge fan when certain proprietary information was made available to the public in the first place. Instead of a handful of clubs knowing certain things, in a year or two, 30 clubs knew it. It’s not my cup of tea.

“It sounds like they made a really good movie and a lot of people were entertained, and that’s terrific,” he said, “but it’s baseball time, not movie time.”

— Carrie Muskat

9/23 Moneyball

Mike Quade was Oakland’s first base coach from 2000-02, and the Cubs manager admits he’s interested in seeing the new movie “Moneyball,” based on the book by Michael Lewis, who followed the Athletics in 2001.

“I’d be less than honest if I didn’t say I was a little curious,” Quade said. “I know enough people who are planning to see it and see it soon and people I respect. I’ll get a feel from them.

“I’m a rental guy — I’ll wait until the DVD comes out,” he said. “That way, if I don’t care for it, I can just turn it off.”

Since Quade was there, he’s eager to see what liberties were taken.

“Curiousity will get the best of me, so I’ll probably see it,” he said.

— Carrie Muskat