Tag Archives: Billy Beane

Art Howe Is Fired Up About How He’s Portrayed In Moneyball

Apparently Art Howe is not a fan of the way he was portrayed in the Moneyball movie. Howe was the manager of the Athletics during the moneyball era and worked under GM Billy Beane. In the story link below check out the pointed comments that Howe had to say about how he was portrayed in the movie.

Howe upset with ‘Moneyball’ portrayal

Brad Pitt Talks About The Long Road Moneyball Took To Finally Make It To The Big Screen

The movie adaptation of Michael Lewis’ acclaimed baseball front office book Moneyball hits the big screen on September 23rd. Ahead of the film, the movie’s star Brad Pitt, who plays Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, visited the Toronto International Film Fest and spoke about the saga involved in taking the film from the a book to the screen. In the story link Beane talks about remaining on the project despite three different directors, growing up a fan of 1970’s sports movies, and his love of the Moneyball film.

Interview: Brad Pitt ‘cared very much’ about Moneyball — Vancouver Sun

Oakland Pitcher Dallas Braden Regaining Mental Approach While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

For many professional athletes, the mental toll of a season ending injury can be just as difficult as the physical toll. For Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden, the anguish of not being able since undergoing shoulder surgery in May, was so much that Braden could not bring himself to watch an A’s game on TV, let alone in the dugout. Finally after encouragement from general manager Billy Beane, Braden is back in the Oakland clubhouse. In an outstanding article by Susan Slusser, a must follow on twitter @SusanSlusser, Braden talks about the mental anguish he felt following the surgery, finally being able to change his mentality, and updates the status of his physical rehab. Additionally Braden’s teammates share their thought on disabled list etiquette. It’s a very good read.

A’s pitcher Dallas Braden rehabs shoulder, psyche — SFGate.com