Mets Blogger Conference Call: Paul DePodesta

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

Mets bloggers recently had a conference call Paul DePodesta, Vice President of player development and scouting for the New York Mets. I asked DePodesta is he plans on watching the movie Moneyball and what he thinks of Jonah Hill playing a fictionalized you in the movie? Watch the video below to hear the response from DePodesta. Thanks to Andrew Vazzano of The Ropolitans for the question.

Transcript of my Q & A (courtesy of Amazin Avenue):

Kerel Cooper, On The Black: My question is about the movie Moneyball coming out this fall. Do you plan on watching the movie, and what do you think of Jonah Hill playing a fictionalized character of you in the movie?

Paul DePodesta: I figured this might get asked at some point [laughing]. I imagine I’ll see it at some point. To be honest, it’s a little surreal and a little awkward. As you noted, Jonah’s not actually playing me, he’s playing a fictionalized character. It’s loosely based on the idea of me, or the idea of a dozen different younger executives with particular backgrounds. Hopefully it’ll be fun and an enjoyable movie. The last time I spoke with Jonah, right before they started filming, the last thing I said to Jonah was to have a lot of fun. We had an awful lot of fun when we were in Oakland. Hopefully that comes through in the movie and nobody takes it too seriously.

For a complete listing of questions and answered, check out Metsblog and Amazin Avenue.

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