Fantastic movie. Totally unlike the "usual" Scorsese movie, but right up there with any of his classics. Great film for kids, though I reckon they wouldn't understand the movie-history portions of the story.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
So, way back when, I said and that seems explicitly the strategy they used in picking him. And how Paul picked him too, really. I had it figured out at the final four, because Mark, Nicole and Paul had eliminated themselves by that point.