Today I saw the Oscar-nominated film Moneyball. If you like baseball (and who doesn’t?), you will love this film. It is the true story of Billy Beane, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, who uses a different system to recruit and trade players for his team which has a very limited budget. To do this he works with a computer-generated program and a yale economics graduate instead of relying on traditional baseball scouting. At first, it seems that the system is not working but as the season progresses, the new system shows promise. No, they don’t win the World Series, but they attract the attention of the Boston Red Sox. The new system is vindicated. I really don’t think this film will win the Oscar for best picture nor will Brad Pitt win the Oscar for best actor but it is a good, enjoyable film.This is my second film. Two down, 23 to go.
Since I have been zipping along at a good clip in my reading, I have decided to make my challenge more of a challenge in the book arena. I have increased the challenge to 100 books this year. So far, I have read nine books, so I have 91 to go.