Brad Pitt, “Moneyball” In Full Swing at Oakland Coliseum


Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt were at the Oakland Coliseum Wednesday, filming a recreation of the A's magical 20-game winning streak that propelled them to the 2002 playoffs.

"It was a blast," A's bat boy Jordan Iserson told the San Francisco Chronicle by phone Thursday. "Almost as good as the real thing."

The highlight of this week's action at the Coliseum was Pratt's reenactment of Scott Hatteberg's ninth-inning pinch-hit home run on Sept. 4, 2002.

'They said, 'No matter what, if it's in fair territory, act like it's a home run,' " Iserson told the Chron. "His first swing was a weak broken-bat groundball and everyone rushed out there like it went into the fifth row."

The crowd went wild when Pitt and Hill took the field, with the latter grabbing a microphone and telling the fake fans a few jokes.
This project, an adaptation of Michael Lewis' groundbreaking book, "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," has been a long time coming and has been left for dead on more than one occasion.
With a cast that includes the likes of Pitt, Hill, Pratt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright and ex-Major Leaguer Royce Clayton, Bennett Miller directing and a script by Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian, there's every reason to believe it could be that incredibly rare thing: a truly great baseball movie.
It's just nice to see it finally moving forward.
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