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Change the Game
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I Don't Watch the Games
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We're Not New YorkBilly Beane: "I need more money."BUY @ AMAZON
Oakland A's Owner: "We're not New York. Find players with the money that we do have."
This particular quote includes the cameo appearance by Activision Blizzard CEO Robert (Bobby) Kotick (playing the owner of the Oakland A's).
And Beane's right - he definitely needs more money to compete with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees of the world. Those teams have seemingly endless supplies of cash to purchase the best players (sometimes from the A's) and put together championship-caliber teams.
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Get On First
Billy Beane: "I pay you to get on first, not to get thrown out at second."
The bottom line here: Billy has recruited players for the A's who get on base more than other players. For Peter's system to work, these players must get on base and STAY on base, instead of stealing and getting out (and not getting the runs they need).
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The Player You Are Now
Billy Beane: "David, you're 37. How about you and I be honest about what each of us want out of this? I want to milk the last ounce of baseball you got in you, and you want to stay in the show. Let's do that. Now, I'm not paying you for the player you used to be - I'm playing you for the player you are right now. You're smart, you get what we're trying to do here. Make an example for the younger guys, be a leader. Can you do that?"
David Justice: "Alright, I got you."
Billy has a heart to heart with David Justice, explaining that he really needs him to step up and be a true team leader. He also diplomatically (ahem) points out that he's not really paying him the true big bucks - and neither are the Yankees. David's time to be "told" he can no longer play the game is coming. For now, though, he's got a chance, as Billy says, to stay "in the show."
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