9.19: Brad Pitt and Billy Beane discuss 'Moneyball'
Kate Longworth sits down with the A's GM and the Hollywood star that plays him in the new movie.
So for one night oak town is Tinseltown the stars of the moving money golf course as you saw at the fox theater for the Oakland premiere tonight. An -- with congress has had a very busy day she drew the tough assignment of being the only Bay Area reporter to sit down one on one with Hollywood heartthrob. Brad Pitt and the -- only mean man Billy -- You know having -- be. -- when He gets them that -- oh yeah did though Brad was. It was it was right in the whole movie and it was its been along experience -- process but. Have been been desensitized. Still a little surreal. But I put much regret that move in and you'll hear your name kind of but it's been great. Too excited still a country if you. Tried to front. But first got taken with the book. Michael Lewis's money ball -- to winning an unfair game and it was that that second part of the title since winning the game I just I never thought of sports baseball in particular. You know from an economic standpoint. And then how does -- -- a team with a -- on the payroll I was supposed to be competitive it's it's impossible it's. It and so these guys by necessity started to. Rethinking the way. You know our conventional wisdom and and ended up discovering an -- guys found -- all. You know really engaging in and want to get into it and and and -- fashion sense yeah. Really is what I told me -- here that the -- Does -- think that you know I didn't go as far as -- shorts and flip flops. You know -- it took. Classic lines though never when I saw you with -- that are -- I realized that I needed updated minds is the same council head hit check. I didn't feel it for you I mean -- in Ireland then pumping into the about me at once so it's not like. It doesn't get more star power that Brad Pitt let that. Judge I think it's terribly comfortable no matter what anyone making it a film about news -- she can you experience it and and -- lose pretty -- this so here. I was there from what I heard -- and actually read the book and I think you start over there anywhere but there's actually read I was I was actually is somewhat surprised because I think Michael loose interest only that read it like -- -- Like like it was thinking about you know his production company was burned out after it was -- Virginia and I really didn't give much thought and then as I see once or read this -- project moments that happen. Here we are now. Unfortunately several definitely glad I don't. But I. Like on screen you back here and apple. It's -- -- it. Well I -- -- as I say it's shameful how little it knew -- -- don't know about baseball good good. Yeah. Michael Lewis you know.