Oakland A's playing 'Moneyball' again
Monday, July 23, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Moneyball, take two?
Exactly a decade since the Oakland Athletics inspired the book that became a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt last summer, baseball's most frugal franchise is becoming a must-see attraction again. The A's are a majors-best 14-2 in July and coming off a stunning four-game sweep of the high-priced New York Yankees to move into a tie for the final American League wild card spot.
With a little more than two months to play, general manager Billy Beane's new bunch of no-names and up-and-comers are starting to turn the Oakland Coliseum into the real-life "Moneyball" sequel.