Billy Beane should have scouted Angelina Jolie
But even the Moneyball protagonist knows there are some things the numbers just can't show -- like how to meet-and-greet with Angelina Jolie. From Beane's interview with Murph & Mac yesterday on KNBR San Francisco:
"It was actually in Toronto at the film festival. She was out here for filming and I had seen her. We went for the kiss on the cheek, and I'm kind of a half-Windsor guy with my tie, so I only went to one side. She was coming back from Europe and London so she went both sides as I was pulling back. I was completely unprepared.
"I really should have known. That's where a scouting report would've helped. It was a complete faux pas on my part."
Don't worry, Billy -- we're sure
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