Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt were the stars of the motion picture “Moneyball,” which was nominated for Best Picture and I happened to thoroughly enjoy. As most of you know, the movie is based on the 2002 Oakland A’s and their improbable success. One of the reasons the movie was so enjoyable was the fantastic acting of Hill, who stepped outside of his usual funny guy antics and did a great job of tackling a serious role.
The A’s clinched a postseason berth this week — 10 years after the film was set. Hill believes he and his costar are entitled to a piece of hardware if Oakland goes on to win the World Series.
If the Oakland A’s go all the way this yet Pitt and I better get rings.
— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) October 2, 2012
I’m on board. People are heavily influenced by movies, so I’m sure “Moneyball” turned at least a few folks into A’s fans, even if it angered the Nationals GM. If the locker room towel guy gets a ring, why shouldn’t they?
H/T Hardball Talk