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Ron Washington didn’t read “Moneyball” book, but “thought the movie was very good”

Sep 21, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

Ron Washington press conference

Ron Washington was the A’s third base coach during the Moneyball days, but told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he stopped reading the book after the first chapter.

However, the Rangers manager attended the movie’s premiere Monday night in Oakland and had a glowing review: “I thought the movie was very good. It brought back a lot of memories.”

Washington is a secondary character in the movie, but actor Brent Jennings steals a scene with one of the funniest lines–which is featured prominently in many previews–and, unlike Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of manager Art Howe, the film definitely paints Washington in a positive light.

  1. scatterbrian - Sep 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    That doesn’t come off as racist, that’s overtly racist.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM

      Looks like it was deleted.

      • presidentmiraflores - Sep 21, 2011 at 8:23 PM

        What is the HBT policy on comment deletion, btw? I had one deleted the other day just for asking “Slow day, eh, guys?” in response to some filler/fluff piece that was posted.

        I know better than to expect consistency in comment moderation, but more negative comments than that were made in the thread for the post on who Jeter’s next girlfriend should be a while back, and those seemed to be allowed to stand. As they should have, because I’m sure the crack staff here at HBT appreciate knowing what their readers are interested in. Sometimes.

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