History YMMV / Moneyball

4th Nov '17 12:26:45 PM Gosicrystal
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* HilariousInHindsight: Some baseball fans snarked about the movie's timeliness considering the A's had recently fallen into a string of mediocrity [[note]] including the 2011 season when the film was released, the A's had gone five years without a winning record [[/note]] and Billy Beane's roster strategy being called into question. After the film's release, the A's revived their ''Moneyball'' success by winning their division the next two seasons (2012-13), a division that features two rival teams who were among the six highest payrolls in baseball.

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Some baseball fans snarked about the movie's timeliness considering the A's had recently fallen into a string of mediocrity [[note]] including the 2011 season when the film was released, the A's had gone five years without a winning record [[/note]] and Billy Beane's roster strategy being called into question. After the film's release, the A's revived their ''Moneyball'' success by winning their division the next two seasons (2012-13), a division that features two rival teams who were among the six highest payrolls in baseball.
4th Nov '17 12:24:48 PM Gosicrystal
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their ''20th consecutive game''.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their ''20th '''20th consecutive game''.game'''.
4th Nov '17 12:24:11 PM Gosicrystal
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".

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The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".



** Also, Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their 20th consecutive game.
** The Athletics' record-breaking winning streak ('''20 games'''), in and of itself, was pretty damn impressive.

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** Also, Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their 20th ''20th consecutive game.
** The Athletics' record-breaking winning streak ('''20 games'''), in and of itself, was pretty damn impressive.
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* TearJerker: It's very hard not to get misty-eyed while listening to Beane's daughter sing for him, especially if you're a father.

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It's very hard not to get misty-eyed while listening to Beane's daughter sing for him, especially if you're a father.
16th Nov '16 6:47:13 AM bwburke94
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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed full retirement benefits that a player gets after their career ends. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive benefits), he did not qualify. And the kicker? He was ''ten days away'' from qualifying.[[/note]]
* TheWoobie: Beane trying so hard to put together to win the World Series with so little money [[spoiler: and he still hasn't yet.]]

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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed full retirement benefits that a player gets after their career ends. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive benefits), he did not qualify. And the kicker? He was ''ten days away'' from qualifying.[[/note]]
* TheWoobie: Beane trying so hard to put together to win the World Series with so little money [[spoiler: and he still hasn't yet.]]
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24th Jun '16 11:52:23 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed veteran's pension that a player gets for the rest of their life. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive pension), he did not qualify.[[/note]]

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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed veteran's pension full retirement benefits that a player gets for the rest of after their life.career ends. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive pension), benefits), he did not qualify.qualify. And the kicker? He was ''ten days away'' from qualifying.[[/note]]
24th Jun '16 11:50:46 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits.[[/note]]

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** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits.omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed veteran's pension that a player gets for the rest of their life. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive pension), he did not qualify.[[/note]]
7th Feb '16 1:05:35 PM creader
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/TwentyFour Blink and you'll miss Aaron Pierce]] as one of the scouts.
19th Dec '14 2:48:03 PM stuffedninja
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** The Mighty Rio Grande's "This Will Destroy You", the film's theme.

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** The "The Mighty Rio Grande's "This Grande" by This Will Destroy You", You, the film's theme.
19th Dec '14 2:46:55 PM stuffedninja
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** Culminating with Hatteberg's walk-off homer.
** Also Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".

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** Culminating with Hatteberg's walk-off homer.
The Mighty Rio Grande's "This Will Destroy You", the film's theme.
** Also Also, Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".
19th Dec '14 2:41:03 PM stuffedninja
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".
** Culminating with Hatteberg's walk-off homer.
** Also Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their 20th consecutive game.
** The Athletics' record-breaking winning streak ('''20 games'''), in and of itself, was pretty damn impressive.



* TheWoobie: Beane trying so hard to put together to win the World Series with so little money [[spoiler: and he still hasn't yet.]]
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".
** Culminating with the Walk off Homer
** Also Kerris Dorsey's cover of The Show.

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* TheWoobie: Beane trying so hard to put together to win the World Series with so little money [[spoiler: and he still hasn't yet.]]
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".
** Culminating with the Walk off Homer
** Also Kerris Dorsey's cover of The Show.
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