Brad Pitt may be portraying one of the baseball biz's biggest names, Billy Beane, in the upcoming film Moneyball, but the actor admitted his knowledge of the sport doesn't compare to his character's.
While doing press rounds for the fall sports drama he shared, "It's shameful how little I know."
It doesn't sound like his son, presumably his oldest Maddox, is developing anymore of any interest than his dad either. Brad shared a story about his first bit of baseball bonding with his boy, saying:
"I took my son to a game, a Yankees game, with Spike Lee and his sons. He's right next to the dugout, He's got the great seats and he's really involved with the Yankees. He talks to the players as they are in the batting circle, and it is customary for the heroes to bring out some of the cracked bats and give them to the kids."
Brad continued to explain that Spike Lee introduced him and his son to one of the most well-known players of the era, Derek Jeter, who "couldn't have been more chill."
The shortstop even handed a customary cracked bat to Brad's son, but to his dismay the boy replied, "It's broken!"
Ha! Hopefully Maddox will understand the treasure he acquired one day, but then again, maybe baseball just isn't his thing!
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