ST. LOUIS — With his Wednesday night free because of the World Series rain postponement, Tony La Russa decided to make another run at watching "Moneyball."
The St. Louis Cardinals manager said he had already tried to watch the movie starring Brad Pitt as Oakland A's GM Billy Beane but "walked out" because he didn't think it was a "tribute" to the scouts and baseball people involved.
So what did La Russa think of the movie on this pass?
Same thing. Two thumbs down.
Reviewed La Russa before Thursday's Game 6:
"I was offended because of what the book represented ... I knew a few of those guys as scouts. It strains the credibility a little bit. They won 20 in a row, qualify for the playoffs., go two up on the Yankees, and there wasn't anything in the movie except a brief (mention) about Miguel (Tejada) and Eric (Chavez), the three starters and (closer) Billy Koch. It was about a couple of trades and turning Scott (Hatteberg) into a first baseman. That club was carried by those guys th...