Story updated to clarify Sprint's subscriber additions in the third quarter and iPhone costs.BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Sprint Nextel ( S) CEO Dan Hesse is delusional. Shareholders who are bullish on the beleaguered phone company may very well be too. During today's quarterly conference call, Hesse compared himself to actor Brad Pitt after saying the book-turned-movie Moneyball reminded him of Sprint's story as the underdog battling AT&T ( T) and Verizon ( VZ). This from the man who insisted on being the face of Sprint's television ad campaign in order to humanize the business.
|Separated at birth: Brad Pitt and Dan Hesse|