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Jonah Hill Throwing Out First Pitch

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    This is a scene from the movie shot in Oakland.

    If you're going to the Texas Rangers game tonight to watch the series finale against the Cleveland Indians, you'll be treated to a celebrity first pitch.

    Jonah Hill, the comedic actor who made his name with films like Superbad, is jumping headfirst into the drama genre with Moneyball, the movie based on Michael Lewis' 2003 bestselling novel about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his unorthodox approach to the game of baseball that changed the way teams are run.

    Hill, who plays Beane's assistant GM, is in town doing press for the movie and was at a special screening at NorthPark Wednesday night for a Q&A, where he talked about various things from his hatred/respect for the Dallas Mavericks (I assume he's a Heat fan), his epic Connect Four battle with Kanye West and his back-and-forth prank battle on the set with notorious prankster Brad Pitt, who played Beane in the film.

    Before the Q&A began, Hill was presented with a gift on behalf of the Texas Rangers, whose manager Ron Washington is a character in the film. It was from C.J. Wilson, who autographed his trademark red jersey for Hill, who later said he would be throwing out the first pitch at tonight's game.

    You might not recognize him though. He's dropped more than 40 pounds since he made Moneyball. Here's to a strike for Jonah! And go see Moneyball.