Billy Beane tells The San Francisco Chronicle he will be attending the Oscars on February 26th.
Why? To support the actor who played him of course:
“I’m going,” Beane said by phone. “It will be fun. I’m excited for Brad, and I know how much time and effort he put into it.
“Of course, absolutely I’m rooting for him. Not me. It’s got nothing to do with me. It’s all about Brad. He’s a great guy, and I do want him to win for his sake, not for me. He’s the one who put himself on the line. He’s one of the producers, and he was the driving force behind getting the movie made. Anything he gets, he deserves.”
In other important Oakland news, Buster Olney took the time out of ripping Jon Heyman earlier, to report that the A’s have spoken to the Rangers about Koji Uehara, but nothing is close. The Orioles are also still interested in the 36-year old reliever and the Rangers are said to be asking for a good return.
UPDATE: Buster Olney is also reporting that Oakland scouts watched Manny Ramirez work out and a decision will be made in the next week whether or not they will try to sign him.