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Tag Archives: Oakland A’s

Coming soon … Moneyball and its memorabilia

With any new release, there will be marketing campaigns, which in the past meant materials that ultimately become memorabilia.

Weird baseball memorabilia is everywhere … here are two of the latest items

There are plenty of weird baseball cards and promotions these days — and here are just two of the latest.

Question of the day: Would you want to meet your favorite player?

We’ve probably all heard the stories about an autograph experience gone wrong — i.e. no ink was signed — and the sour grapes that come with that. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the experience of meeting that childhood icon — dare we say hero — and finding out that the player isn’t as invested in what fans think as much as the fans are invested in him.

Casting Moneyball — the movie

Columbia Pictures recently signed a writer and director for a possible adaptation of the best-selling baseball book Moneyball, which explores the unorthodox scouting and business procedures of the small-market Oakland A’s and General Manager Billy Beane. Who’s possibly in line to play Beane? Brad Pitt.