The theme to the book money ball is intense/serious. The theme of Money Ball is serious because Billy Beane's job depends on him recruiting these men. It means a lot to Bully because baseball is his life.
Representation/Analysis of Theme
The theme is developed early by showing insight on Billy Beane's frustration before he was a scout. Billy was a great ball player but one thing about him was that he never could keep his cool. For example "He whacked his aluminum bat against a wall with such violence he bent it at a right angle." pg 9
Solution of Theme
Another way of this theme being intense or serious is on draft day when Billy once again loses his cool. On draft day Billy was really tense about the whole draft. Billy is the head scout to he told the other scout to take a player but the older scout picked someone else, therefore he threw a chair across the room. "Billy chukced the chair at the window"
The last way that the story's theme is serious and intense is that billy doesn't go to the teams games. Billy doesnt like going to the games because he feels that he is a jinx. With that being said Billy listens to the game in the car going somewhere or while working out in the weight room. "Billy "text me what happens". Peter "what?", Billy " I don't watch games." "
In the end of the novel Billy is offered a big job offer from the Boston Red Sox. He was considering the offer. The money would be way more in Boston than in Oakland. Peter and Billy's daughter tried to get him to stay. Peter showed him a video and had a talk that really got Billy's attention. After the video he realized that there is much more in oakland than in Boston.