This week, my son came home with a D on his math test. I told him to raise his grades, look to the A's. The Oakland A's.
We had just seen Moneyball which shows Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane solving his real-life word problem: if Billy has X to spend on player salaries but the other teams have 10X to spend; how does Billy afford a winning team? Beane wasn't satisfied to keep approaching the problem the same way, so he created a new method of assessing a player's value by creating an innovative mathematic formula to analyze their statistics.
To read what kids think about Moneyball and other movies, go to www.KidsPickFlicks.com.