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Quote of the Day: Scott Hatteberg's toughest role

Scott Hatteberg, on playing himself in the upcoming Moneyball movie starring Brad Pitt:

Unless I'm being punked. I talked to the casting director, and I'm just blown away. I'm a big movie guy, and [director Steven] Soderbergh, are you kidding me? It doesn't get much better than that. But if they're going to run us out there with Brad Pitt, I don't know how you can screw up playing yourself, but I'm afraid I will.

Meanwhile, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle asked A's general manager Billy Beane what his wife thinks about Pitt portraying him in the movie. His response? "We don't talk about it a lot." Smart.