Moneyball

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds (L) laughs with godfather and Giants legend Willie Mays as Mays was introduced during the Giants Opening Day against the San Diego Padres 05 April 2002 in San Francisco, California. Bonds is the homerun season record holder for 73 homeruns. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Modern Stats Show Bonds, Mays Among 5 Most Valuable MLB Players Ever

The Bay Area is the epicenter of the sabermetrics boom, thanks largely to the Billy Beane ‘Moneyball’ movement in Oakland. However, the one of the most popular stats in modern baseball – Wins Above Replacement – suggests that two of the all-time greats played across the bay in San Francisco.

02/05/2015

Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Moneyball" (credit: Columbia Pictures)

Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies

With the tragic loss of this great actor, we honor him with our favorite roles…

02/03/2014

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 30: A view of the moon shining through the lights during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Top 5 Baseball Movies

What’s more American than baseball? The baseball movie. Here are our top 5.

10/30/2013

A's v Mariners

Low-Spending Teams Like A’s Get Chance In MLB Playoffs

Baseball’s playoffs no longer are an exclusive club of high rollers. The Oakland Athletics, 27th on the spending list at $71.1 million according to Major League Baseball’s latest figures, won the AL West and will face Detroit.

10/03/2013

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Stanford Student May Provide Basketball’s Version Of ‘Moneyball’

Muthu Alagappan, a student at Stanford University, has a side project that could revolutionize the NBA in the same way Billy Beane changed baseball’s landscape.

06/19/2013

Port Of Oakland

Port Expansion Pushes Oakland Film Center Off Army Base

The businesses that make up the Oakland Film Center must leave the Oakland Army Base by January to keep an expansion project at the Port of Oakland on schedule, Mayor Quan said Wednesday.

11/15/2012

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

Whether The Giants Or Tigers Win, Moneyball Loses

If the Giants continue this fun run they’re on, Moneyball loses, because if there’s one team in the game that’s more old school and less Moneyball than anyone else, it’s the Giants.

10/27/2012

Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

A’s Provide Real Life Sequel To ‘Moneyball’

A baseball team made up of players no one else wanted has returned to the Major League playoffs. The Oakland A’s were pegged to finish last in their division, instead they finished first.

10/08/2012

Brandon Inge

Surging A’s Playing Moneyball Again

Baseball’s most frugal franchise is a majors-best 14-2 in July and coming off a stunning four-game sweep of the high-priced New York Yankees to move into a tie for the final American League wild card spot.

07/23/2012

Notable Deaths 2011

Aaron Sorkin To Adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ Film For Sony

Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple. Sony Pictures officials say the Oscar-winning writer will write a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography…

05/16/2012

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