Throwing a Digital-Age Curveball

The New York Times, Friday September 23, 2011

WEEKEND ARTS: MOVIES & PERFORMANCES

Throwing a Curveball For the Digital Age, by Maohla Dargis

Moneyball is a  movie about the game of baseball as it changes in the digital age.  Brad Pitt plays Billy Beame, the Oakland Athletics manager who with the help of a computer whiz “trades old knowledge for new”, thereby transforming the team from one of the “poorest in baseball into a winning team in serious competition with the wealthiest franchises.”   The computer statistics changed the way everyone looked at baseball and recruited new players.

A curveball is explained in a prior blog.  In this case, the ball (computerized stats) thrown changed the game.  The headings are brilliant pulling the reader into this film review about a widely praised movie.

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