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Mike Rizzo on why he won’t watch “Moneyball”

Mike Rizzo

FILE - In this July 9, 2010 file photo, then-Washington Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo seen before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, the Nationals announced that Rizzo has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)


Adam Kilgore spoke with Nats GM Mike Rizzo, who is apparently boycotting the movie “Moneyball.” Why, Mike?

Rizzo on boycotting the movie Moneyball: “It depicts baseball people as dummies who sit in a room and spit tobacco and say stupid things.”

— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) May 4, 2012

Or, I suppose it’s possible that it depicts a man with whom you made a major trade this past offseason as really smart, but if you want to get all upset that a couple of old baseball guys with dated ideas actually existed and were depicted on film, hey, don’t let anyone stop you.