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Moneyball coming to DVD in early January

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Opening Day might be a few months away, but there’s another chance to examine more baseball soon as Moneyball arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 10, according to Sony Home Pictures Entertainment which announced the news on Friday.

The Brad Pitt film based on the story of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane and chronicling the team’s magical 2002 season is the No. 3 highest-grossing baseball film, trailing only A League of Their Own and The Rookie.

The DVD arrives two weeks before this year’s Oscar nominations are announced.

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Based on the book of the same name, the DVD will include four behind-the-scenes features, deleted scenes and bloopers. The discs also will have Blu-ray exclusive features — “Drafting the Team” and “Adapting Moneyball” — along with a preview trailer for the MLB 12: The Show video game.

Extra features on the standard DVD release will include “Billy Beane: Re-inventing the Game” and “Moneyball: Playing the Game.”

Moneyball will arrive in three formats — DVD ($30.99), Blu-ray ($35.99) and Blu-ray/DVD combo ($40.99).

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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