In sports as in anything else in life you have the rich and the not so rich and then the plain old poor. So how do you beat up on the rich? In the case of Brad Pitt’s film that he produced and stars in Moneyball with a baseball bat and numbers. Brad Pitt will roll into town for the Toronto Film Festival to premier his film and how appropriate it is to showcase the film at this festival in a city who’s baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays were the first expansion team to win back two back world series 1992-1993 and the 1993 win was the first and to date the only World Series to be concluded out side of the United States of America. The book Moneyball was sent to me to read when Amy Pascal pulled the plug on the project at Sony Pictures, and those who have had a taste of making films with Studio’s know if they don’t like what they read it’s better to pull the plug then let the project get pregnant and it becomes too late to abort. That is smart if your the Studio executive. However if you are the producer you go to bat for what you believe will make a good film, the way you want to make it and in this case Brad Pitt went to bat and got the project made.
Art of Winning an Unfair Game with Brad Pitt !
I was spooned on the game of cricket growing up till I ended up in an American school and had to pick up a baseball bat rather then a cricket bat and baseball is a game of speed. No one is more passionate about the game then those in The Dominican Republic for many it’s the means to get off the Island. Those who grow up poor get rich in America, while the poor teams have to compete with the super rich teams, the odds are stacked against you so like anything in life, you find a way to beat the system you use that erotic muscle the brain. While not everyone will get excited about this film as it is about baseball, it’s how you can win when the odds are stacked, it’s about the underdog. Brad Pitt and My Name is Khan root for the underdog.