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St. Louis Cardinals' Manager Tony La Russa Retires After World Series Win

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Tony La Russa retires

After winning his third World Series, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals has decided to quit while he's ahead.

Tony La Russa announced his retirement on Monday morning and explained his decision during a press conference, saying:

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Brad Pitt Tells Sports Illustrated He's 'Amazed' He Was Offered Moneyball

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Brad Pitt Sports Illustrated cover

Brad Pitt's beautiful face is covering the latest issue of Sports Illustrated (one of the very few non-athletes to do so) in honor of portraying Oakland A's manager Billy Beane in the upcoming film Moneyball.

During a candid interview with the sports magazine, the Oscar-nominated actor shares he is actually "amazed" producers offered him the role because of his lack of baseball knowledge, explaining:

“It’s shameful how little I know about baseball…. I’m amazed they let me do this movie…. Baseball and I didn’t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.”

We'd be amazed if they didn't ask Brad to do this movie!

In fact, rumor has it that this movie could finally nab Brad his first Academy Award! We're crossing our fingers his performance is as good as the early reviews are suggesting because it's about time he went from Oscar-nominated actor to Oscar-winning!

So since Brad isn't exactly the world's biggest baseball fan, what drew him to the story? “I’m a sucker for the underdog story, " he shares in the issue hitting newsstands on Wednesday.

That may be about all the movie has in common with other conventional sports dramas too! Brad insisted Moneyball is more than meets the eye, explaining:

“What we were trying to do is tell an unconventional story in the Trojan horse of a conventional baseball movie.”

We're definitely intrigued and are looking forward checking out Moneyball when it hits theaters this Friday!

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Jonah Hill Throws First Pitch At Oakland A's Game

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Jonah Hill first pitch

Jonah Hill is at the top of his game!

Not only does he look great after losing a TON of weight, but he's starring alongside Brad Pitt in the Oscar contender Moneyball!

The actor threw the first pitch at an Oakland Athletics game on Sunday to promote the film based on the team's 2002 success. After using unorthodox player scouting methods to compensate for a limited budget, the Major League Baseball team became an unlikely major contender in the sport.

The highly anticipated film finally hits theaters this Friday!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

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