Episode #17 — Moneyball (2011) with Aidan Jackson-Evans

Baseball writer Aidan Jackson-Evans joins us this week to discuss the book and screenplay for ‘Moneyball’. Just how accurate is this seemingly-true tale of the manager who learned how to gain a competitive edge through a manipulation of statistics to discover undervalued players? We learn about the real life of Billy Beane, just how outdated ‘Moneyball’ tactics already are in modern baseball, and consider if there is even a ‘best’ way for a screenwriter to try to tell this story at all.

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How can you not be romantic about baseball?
— Billy Beane