Cubs GM Theo Epstein 'Not A Huge Fan' Of 'Moneyball' Movie

Evans Clinchy
Sunday February 19th, 2012

The 2011 film "Moneyball" is up for six Academy Awards later this month, including best actor for Brad Pitt and best motion picture of the year -- but Cubs general manager Theo Epstein says he's not a fan.

"I think 'Moneyball' has become kind of a loaded term," Epstein told the Chicago Tribune today. "That's not exactly what we do. We're just kind of trying to teach the game the right way. I wasn't a huge fan when certain proprietary information was made available to the public in the first place.

"Instead of a handfiul of clubs knowing certain things, within a year a two, 30 clubs knew it. It's not my cup of tea. I think it's great that is sounds like they made a really good movie and a lot of people got entertained. That's terrific. But it's baseball time, not movie time." While Epstein isn't mentioned in the acclaimed film, the script does indirectly allude to his efforts in building the Boston Red Sox team that won the 2004 World Series.

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