Moneyball - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Moneyball

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:41 pm

Moneyball is an entertaining glimpse into how the A's are run. It's a fun book to read, and it helps to open the mind of the casual baseball fan. Who knows? Maybe it'll even get you interested in sabermetrics...

8-o

That being said, nothing in the book should be taken as gospel. It was written as a story...and it delivers. But yeah, I'd recommend checking it out. It's fun.
[size=10]"Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument." [/size]
beltrans_boy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3092
Joined: 15 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: crusing down the street in my six-fo'

Postby jzfran » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:03 pm

It's a fun read. I'v read t a few times myself.
jzfran
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2322
Joined: 4 May 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby mtryanks12 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:14 pm

I've read it twice and have started to respect and follow some players in the MLB that I normally wouldn't. I found it a great and interesting read that's worth it.
mtryanks12
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 201
Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby perlick29 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:28 pm

reznorsboy wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:
reznorsboy wrote:Cool maybe I will give it a try.

Check out this recipe for Kimchi Chigae:-b

1 head Chinese Cabbage Kimchi, which is preferrably a little sour
120g (0.2 pounds) pork
1 cup white rice bread
1 sheath scallion
1 spoon minced garlic
4 cups boiled bone or anchovy soup

@ flavorings
3 spoons ground chili
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced iginger


attaboy. ;-D

eat kimchi chigae once and you will never step into a korean restaurant again. :-b

i know you grew up on newfoundland...you still in canada? you should come to toronto some time...there are some good korean restaurants. ;-D


Actually I grew up near Peterborough, ON. The breeding ground of professional hockey players. I now live in Oakville, ON which is to Toronto what Westchester/White Plains is to NY. ;-D


Hey, what is that a cheap shot at us? I'll have you know I'm from New Rochelle, New York one of the more... Ah, whatever, you're right. :-]
Image
Forget the man crush. I drop what I'm doing to watch Zack Greinke pitch.
perlick29
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerCafecasterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 4810
Joined: 10 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: praising the almighty Baseball Prospectus

Postby SHOCKandAWE » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:34 pm

I read it, however I didnt care for it. I think Beane is good but got way too much credit for the success.
Image
SHOCKandAWE
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3522
Joined: 8 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsylvania

Postby Tavish » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:53 pm

SHOCKandAWE wrote:I read it, however I didnt care for it. I think Beane is good but got way too much credit for the success.



Bingo. ;-D

Its a good read, but remember Lewis is trying to sell a book. His book needed a hero who can do no wrong.
Image

Bury me a Royal.
Tavish
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterWeb Supporter
Posts: 11066
(Past Year: 70)
Joined: 3 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:47 pm

Ive heard good things about it but just haven't had the time to pick it up yet.
Kingctb27
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle EyeLucky Ladders Champion
Posts: 7189
Joined: 11 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Golfing

Postby Madison » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:45 am

Never hurts to read new things about baseball. Worst case is that you don't like it, or don't agree with it, but you at least learn how some people think. Worth it simply for that.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:57 am

I actually bought it in the airport last year and read a bit on the way there and back. I must have left it on the plane, though. :-/
Image
Lofunzo
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerEagle EyeHockey ModPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 23698
(Past Year: 18)
Joined: 9 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Central Jersey

Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:12 am

SHOCKandAWE wrote:I think Beane is good but got way too much credit for the success.

I agree. ;-D

I loved the book, but like Tav said, you have to keep in mind that it's written largely to move copies, not necessarily be objective. Overall, though, I would think it is required reading for any serious baseball fan whether or not you happen to agree with the premise of the book or not since it does attempt to shed some light on an approach that some seem too eager to dismiss.
Image
Member #4 of the Inaugural Yadier Molina Fan Club!!!
SaintsOfTheDiamond
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 6480
Joined: 6 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Swiping second

PreviousNext

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CBIattethy, unioreimi and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Monday, Apr. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Baltimore at Boston
(11:05 am)
Kansas City at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
LA Angels at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
St. Louis at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Miami at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Arizona at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
San Diego at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
Texas at Oakland
(10:05 pm)
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
Houston at Seattle
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact