Found October 26, 2011 on All Things Rockies:
ST. LOUIS — Forget phones, rain and pitching matchups surrounding Game 6 of the World Series, let’s get down to brass tacks. “Moneyball” — your thoughts? St. Louis manager Tony La Russa brought it up regarding a question about David Freese’s lack of patience at the plate in some key at-bats. “Well, because it’s our tribute to all the scouts and baseball people that were dissed by ‘Moneyball.’ That’s why I walked out of ‘Moneyball.’^” Really? No, La Russa said, he’s going to see it tonight. La Russa isn’t a fan of the premise, that Oakland exploited a market weakness regarding on-base percentage. “On-base percentage is one of the most dangerous concepts of the last seven, eight years because it forces some executives and coaches and players to thik that it’s all about getting on base by drawing walks,” La Russa said. “The fact is that the guys that have the best on-base percentage are really dangerous hitters whenever they get a pitch in the zone. So if a pitcher knows t
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