I think anytime you're doing a movie there's certainly dramatization and number of things and it's always a little bit surreal and you kind of hold your breath when they say who's gonna be playing you but then you exhale here it's Brad Pitt so life isn't all too bad need more money we're not being your journey for me started when I stopped playing and worked under Sandy Alderson we could not pamphlet I've mutilated gentlemen named Eric Walker and I read that and that was my Eureka moment it just made more sense for me and once once I had access to that once once I'd sort of seen that really no turning back for myself but we were just trying to survive as a business trying to find a way to compete in a very challenging situation and we really didn't have a lot to risk given our payroll and I don't think we ever sort of envisioned that the organization itself would you know be put out front in something like this with sports analytics and she walked me through the board I believe there's a championship team that we can afford because everyone else on your values that ports analytics to me is is basically using metrics and using data hopefully in an effort to become more efficient more consistent with your decision-making there's something that can be measured in every business and once again it should hopefully help people make better decisions and can also create a process an objective process from which to basse the way you do think so you can go look back and compare as well I mean the great thing about math is it's very rational I'm not really good at math but I have guys around me who are and I also understand the power that whether it be a guy who's playing blackjack and counting cards at the table as far as a campaign manager who's trying to get his family to electic it used to be as a kid when you were doing math problems you've always asked the teacher when are we gonna use this and now that you've found a way to use it and be involved in sports it makes for a great combination and it's allowed some really bright young people to get into sports that maybe normally wouldn't have been involved I know in the United States the nature of the job has changed significantly there's a lot more analysis going on it's at a higher level of strong mathematical backgrounds are very welcome now in the sport and I think it's great because we've got some very very bright young guys who maybe 20 years ago maybe would have applied for jobs on Wall Street but now they're applying for jobs and baseball in another sports first job in baseball it's my first job anyway we're constantly trying to learn and trying to get better and find find systems that are more efficient more accurate and the great thing is technology is allowing us to do that so the parallel between technology the interest in sports analytics it's a great time it'll be I'll be curious to see where it goes as we keep going forward

Oakland Athletics: Billy Beane Profile

10 thoughts on “Oakland Athletics: Billy Beane Profile

  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Is he still the current GM of the OA's?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Billie Bean lost his scene ( being lost )
    Billie Bean got banned for being mean
    Billie bean is really silly
    Billie bean can make you scream
    Billie bean has a friend named Keem (STARRRR)
    Billie bean splint his spleen

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Must have been surreal to have Brad Pitt portraying him in the movie. I enjoyed the movie and I pull for all the smaller market teams and teams that have never won the Series, I know the A's have but not for a while

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Beane's given up on winning a World Series, now he's "V.P." all he cares about is the $$$$$ and if the A's win it's by Pure Accident!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    This whole story is so overly dramatized. The Oakland A's were a stacked team without Giambi, Damon and Isringhausen. The fact that Miguel Tejada won the MVP and Barry Zito won the Cy Young in 2002 (both players who were brought up through the A's system), goes to show that it's not like they were working with a bunch of amateurs

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    beane comes across as way crazier in the book. i dont think pitt really captured beane's temper, unless he was purposely trying to temper down his portrayal

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Hey Billy! The rest of Major League Baseball appreciates you running a good farm club in Oakland. As a now former Athletics fan, tahnkyou for ruining baseball in Oakland for many fans who were loyal for years. I am now a Dodger fan. I will look at your team and admire, as Yankee fans do. Why? Because many of your players will play for us soon.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Money Ball ll  coming to a theater soon starring "Bozo the Clown" as Billy Beane

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    How can you not be romantic about baseball?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    FUCK YOU BILLY BEANE WHY DON'T YOU PLAY COCO CRISP SO HE CAN GET HIS $13 MILLION. CHEAP ASS BILLY BOY BEANE. HONOR THE CONTRACT

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