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A's New Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima Must Think Brad Pitt Is Actually Billy Beane
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The Oakland A's have a new sensation in Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, a man who is completely smitten with his general manager, Billy Beane

Then again, he may just be a smitten kitten over the man who played Billy Beane in Moneyball, Brad Pitt.  

CBS Sports spotted this tweet from the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser:

 

Wait, Billy Beane? The guy on the left?

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The A's have more than a shortstop with a slash line of .311/.382/.451 while playing last year with the Seibu Lions, via NBC Sports. They have a gushing 30-year-old who is completely taken with the dude that hired him. 

From there, the quotes spiraled into Twitter comedy. 

This tweet gives us this faux quote we could only hope he would say:

 

Guy Haberman gives us an actual quote and a reference to the hype dance the A's did last season, calling upon the powers of Weekend at Bernie's:

 

Back to Slusser, who has it right:

This guy is going to be gold all season.

The A's have a new shortstop and Beane has a huge fan in the field. 

Just when you thought we would never see the words sexy and cool sidled up next to the name "Billy Beane," our new favorite player is introduced to the majors. 

 

Hit me up on Twitter for more sexy and cool. 

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