Major League Baseball: How the Oakland Athletics built a winner – ESPN

The closing scene of "Moneyball" is beautiful filmmaking. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has a decision to make. The Boston Red Sox have offered him $12.5 million, but leaving Oakland would mean his relationship with his daughter would never be the same. Beane pops a CD of her singing into his car stereo and drives across what you assume is the Bay Bridge, and the movie fades to black.

As the music plays, we learn Beane turned down the Red Sox job and stayed in Oakland. The Red Sox won the World Series two years later using many of the same principles championed in Oakland. And … "Billy is still trying to win the last game of the season."

via How the Oakland Athletics built a winner – ESPN.

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