I’m no sports fan, but as a betting man, Moneyball intrigued me.  I thought the ending dragged, but the peaks were high.  My favorite (from the shooting script, so the final scene may be a little different):


Grady, you don’t have special powers.  You don’t have the ability to look at a guy and “just know” because you’re a scout with special powers.  Your gut makes mistakes and makes them all the time.  I’ve watched you sit at kitchen tables for years and tell the parents of a 17 year old kid, “Trust me, when I know, I know, and when it comes to your son, I know” and you don’t.  It’s mythology.

My biggest question after the movie: How good is the statistical evidence that teams that embraced sabermetrics won more games as a result?