Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you selected?
“Billy [Beane] called me and said Keith Law had sent him his review. I looked at it and I thought, What’s he talking about?” Lewis told Moviefone earlier on Wednesday. “It’s very weird that he’s on this. He’s intellectually dishonest, and I don’t know to what purpose.”
In his review, Law comes down hard on what the film cites as “Bill James bullsh-t” (James was the father of sabermetrics, the statical engine that drove Beane during the time period depicted in ‘Moneyball’), but Lewis says that wasn’t always the case.
“I don’t understand why he goes from being—when I interviewed Keith Law, and I did, at length—he was so nasty about scouts and scouting culture and the stupidity of baseball insiders. He was the reductio ad absurdum of the person who was the smarty pants who had been brought into the game and was smarter than everybody else. He alienated people. And now he’s casting himself as someone who sees the value of the old school. I can’t see where this is all heading and why. But I learned from experience that the best thing to do is ignore it, because it goes away.”
Check back to Moviefone next week for more with author Michael Lewis about ‘Moneyball.’ The film hits theaters on Sept. 23.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: Flynn: At Temple, other sports pay to keep football alive
(112 - 8:06am, Dec 10)Last:
: Panas: How Bad Was Torii Hunter's Defense in 2013?
(23 - 7:53am, Dec 10)
: Randy Levine: Boss omission a 'mistake'
(32 - 7:50am, Dec 10)
: Roy Halladay to retire as a Blue Jay
(84 - 7:23am, Dec 10)
: OT: NFL/NHL thread
(4522 - 7:01am, Dec 10)Last:
Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in OctoberNewsblog
: MASN: Nationals sign Nate McLouth to 2yr/$10.75 million deal
(6 - 6:51am, Dec 10)
: Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-10-2013
(1 - 5:51am, Dec 10)
Last: Danny Salazardoz (Dan Lee)Newsblog
: Baseball America: 2014 New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
(21 - 4:02am, Dec 10)
: Let go by the Tigers, Toby Harrah deserved better
(18 - 2:13am, Dec 10)
Last: Mom makes botox doctors furiousHall of Merit
: 2014 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(182 - 2:04am, Dec 10)Last:
bjhankeHall of Merit
: Sammy Sosa
(10 - 1:53am, Dec 10)
: Tony La Russa Bobby Cox, Joe Torre all unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame
(126 - 1:51am, Dec 10)Last:
: FanGraphs: Blengino: The Cano Decade
(26 - 1:38am, Dec 10)
: Schilling Replaces Hershiser At ESPN
(42 - 1:21am, Dec 10)
: OT: NBA Monthly Thread - December 2013
(224 - 12:48am, Dec 10)Last: