Just because Moneyball came out in 2011 doesn’t mean that we can’t have a hilarious new meme out of the classic sports movie.
It’s something that I’ve seen all over Twitter in recent weeks: A still of Brad Pitt (as Billy Beane) and Jonah Hill (playing Peter Brand). Hill is pointing to his board of stats, and declaring: “Billy, this is …”
It follows with an intro about a player, followed by, “his defect is …” just like we saw in the movie.
It is, as you’d imagine, quite hilarious. And it’s grown to go beyond baseball, as you’ll see below. Check out the memes:
Here's the original scene
Here come the memes
Billy this is Gregory Soto. He’s got hitters shaking in the batters box. His defect is that this is because the hitters know there’s a 50% chance they’re taking 101mph to the face pic.twitter.com/uwmVqWcAUq
— Is Miggy Still Mashin? (@is_mashin) July 27, 2022
Billy this is Marcell Ozuna. He’s an OF/DH. He’s one of the best hitters in baseball. His only defect is that he can’t hit, run, or field. pic.twitter.com/EfCUq83mhB
— Rj Smith (@rjsmith_01) July 31, 2022
Billy, this is Trey Mancini. He only has 10 homers because Baltimore moved their left field wall back. He will hit dingers into the Crawford Boxes. pic.twitter.com/omotaLJkHP
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) August 4, 2022
Billy, this is Daniel Vogelbach. He crushes righties and doesn’t chase pitches.
His defect, is that he’s fat.
We can have him for an average middle reliever. pic.twitter.com/sZI5n1owdD
— One Shining Mets ⭐️ (@oneshiningmets) July 31, 2022
Billy, this is Jared Kelenic. He’s going to be a star but couldn’t hit an offspeed pitch in his first two stints in the MLB. pic.twitter.com/TUuI3Ir0xd
— Trident True (@TridentTruee) July 31, 2022
Billy, this is Aledmys Díaz. He's a utility player. He is one of the most undervalued players in baseball. His defect is playing for a team that doesn’t have an infield spot for him. pic.twitter.com/pRzLfjIrnW
— Kenny Van Doren (@thevandalorian) July 31, 2022
Billy, this is Andrew Benintendi. He's an outfielder with a .387 On Base Percentage. His defect is that he cannot legally enter Canada. pic.twitter.com/NWeK12HMNy
— Typhoon (Training Arc) (@PurpleTornado2) July 28, 2022
Billy, this is Robbie Grossman. His BB% is in the 89th percentile. His defect is, well, everything else. pic.twitter.com/yR4Jxq5L3B
— ً🕊 (@RetroVilleeeee) August 2, 2022
Billy, this is Harrison Bader. He’s an incredibly talented defensive center fielder. His defect is he’s in a walking boot and we traded a solid SP for him even though he can’t pitch. pic.twitter.com/lCqJIHvskB
— Josh Conrad (@josh_conrad) August 3, 2022
Billy, this is Jeurys Familia. He’s not really good at all, but the Phillies are willing to let someone take him for free. I just felt like you would want to know that. pic.twitter.com/7MqSS6Pcl2
— aaron chun (jd 🔨 era- 4.96, 37 games) (@aaronchun6) July 29, 2022
— TheLeafs&JaysFan97 (@LeafsSince97) July 28, 2022
Billy this is Luis Torrens, he’s a hit first hit only catcher. His only defect is he can’t hit or catch pic.twitter.com/BIVzAMcVHu
— Alex Mueller (@AlexMueller23) July 31, 2022
Billy, this is Joey Gallo. When he’s on, he’s one of the best power hitters in all of baseball.
— MyLASports (@My_LASports) August 3, 2022
Billy, this is the Reds new pitcher Jose Acuna. He's a relief pitcher. He is one of the most undervalued players in baseball. His defect is that he has a 19.50 ERA in Rookie ball. pic.twitter.com/DyGc8nDCLu
— ope (@mcchickendealer) July 29, 2022
It's extended to other sports
"Billy, this is Andrew Mangiapane. He is an absolutely underrated player who can contribute on both ends as an easy top-6 winger. His defect is that he's short. This guy should cost us $10m a year. We can extend him for $5.8m" pic.twitter.com/3zywAQdtn7
— Jared Goff Truther (@skraxxy) August 5, 2022
Billy, this is Robin Lehner. He’s a great goaltender when healthy, and has had above average stats for the past 5 years. His flaw is that he get injured a few times a season. Some fans hate him, unfortunately. #VegasBornpic.twitter.com/Kyoaql3Mmt
— VGK_non_GM (@VGK_Dawg) August 3, 2022
Billy, this is Peter Wright, he's a forward.
He is one of the most undervalued players in the AFL. His defect is that he's two metres tall.
This guy could be not just the best forward in our front six, but one of the most effective tall forwards in all of footy. pic.twitter.com/7TUPTnjSkr
— Todd Davey (@ToddJDavey) August 4, 2022
Billy, this is Marcus Davenport. He has shown the potential to be one of the most dominant DEs in the league.
His only defect? He has the shoulders of a 75 year old retired construction worker pic.twitter.com/GaiIi7PjL5
— Joe Horns Cell Phone (@JoeHornsPhone) August 3, 2022