You figured that after entering the shoes of Oakland Athletics owner Billy Beane for his role in the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt would identify further more with the organization. But the whole underdog status of the team might have rubbed off into pure fandom. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has more.
The local sports media "Moneyball" interview sessions just ended and the highlight for A’s fans might be the fact that Brad Pitt, the movie’s star, now follows the team and, he said, "I feel a little bit romantic about the A’s."
Beane has always been a bit of an iconoclast, so it's not a huge surprise that a creative like Pitt would appreciate the accomplishments of the A's owner. And considering this role could eventually earn him such huge movie award accolades down the road, it makes sense that Pitt would recollect his time in Oakland fondly. But you have to figure that he has to really appreciate his relationship with Beane to go out and express these new viewpoints.
After the jump, check out a joint interview Pitt and Beane did with Chris McKendry on ESPN's Sportscenter.
The Men Behind Moneyball (via ESPN)