October 10, 2011
Holy Hatteberg! First Michael Lewis' 'Moneyball' does the impossible in getting transformed into a relative box office success headlined by Brad Pitt. Then it does the unthinkable by inspiring a Saturday Night Live bit featuring Ben Stiller that you're actually interested in viewing on Hulu come Monday morning.
Seriously, is there anything this movie can't do?
Combined with last week's excellent "What if Moneyball were about the Yankees?" takeoff, that makes two excellent derivatives of a book about baseball stats and inefficiencies. The spinoff sitcom with Jeremy Brown moving to a big city and setting out on his own clearly can't be that far behind.
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