Film Review: Moneyball

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’ve always had something of a soft spot for baseball. I’m not sure where my enjoyment from the game came from exactly, or even when it really started. In fact, I’m still not 100% on all the rules. I know enough to get by but with no sense of refinement. And yet, there is just something about it, something about the idiosyncrasies and nuances that has me hooked, that means I can get lost the excitement. I have a belief that if you life cricket, you’ll like baseball. And so, Moneyball is always going to appeal directly to me.

Whenever you hear people talk about American sports, and baseball is arguably up there as a pinnacle definition, they mainly wax lyrical about how it is all statistically based. How in America, numbers are more important than players. Yards, Averages and Points holding greater importance than any other dominator of opinion. And Moneyball is the story of how one man, sold one idea, tried to show that sport could be won by mathematics. Read more