Thursday, January 19, 2012
I saw Moneyball this week and absolutely loved it! Maybe not because of the acting or the history, but because of the underlying story.
Brad Pitt's character was unsatisfied with status quo and wasn't willing to hope for different results without making fundamental changes to the A's organization. He pleads with his scouting staff to get rid of the proverbial box. They could not. They were bound to a fixed system.
Enter Jonah Hill's character that didn't even consider the box, or the system that the scouts were bound to. Instead he changed the way baseball was played. The risk was great, and the failures were many. But in the end the result changed the culture of the game.
Watch it. Live it in your own context.