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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:50 pm

I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...
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Re: Moneyball Fans -- New Book

Postby Phatferd » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:59 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...


I wonder how far into the book they discuss the $150 miilion payroll.... :-?
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:02 pm

:-b

Should be an interesting read, anyway. :-D
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Re: Moneyball Fans -- New Book

Postby Nomar4prez » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:01 pm

Phatferd wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...


I wonder how far into the book they discuss the $150 miilion payroll.... :-?


*cough* $125 million *cough*
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Re: Moneyball Fans -- New Book

Postby wrveres » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:04 pm

Phatferd wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...


I wonder how far into the book they discuss the $150 miilion payroll.... :-?

LOL ..
that was my first thought too .. :-b
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Re: Moneyball Fans -- New Book

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:09 pm

wrveres wrote:
Phatferd wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...


I wonder how far into the book they discuss the $150 miilion payroll.... :-?

LOL ..
that was my first thought too .. :-b


Same here. Anything to make a buck, boy. :-b
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Postby Nomar4prez » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:14 pm

I think the book is more about the players they got from other teams that organizations had given up on. Muellar, Millar, Bellhorn, etc. They've always had a larger than average payroll, but why was last year different. Atleast, thats what I think it'll be about.
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Postby AT » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:19 pm

I can't wait for it. I need something to read while I'm taking my morning squat. This of course will be used to clean myself after that squat while I read the Daily News.
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Re: Moneyball Fans -- New Book

Postby Lofunzo » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:46 pm

wrveres wrote:
Phatferd wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I was searching around for new books and came across "Mind Game" which is on display on the homepage of BaseballProspectus.com. It's about the Red Sox and their process of building their World Series winning team. It sounds alot like Moneyball. Here's a description:

The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 18-7579360

It's supposed to be released late August...


I wonder how far into the book they discuss the $150 miilion payroll.... :-?

LOL ..
that was my first thought too .. :-b


True or not, I am LMAO. :-b
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Postby Nomar4prez » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:00 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:I can't wait for it. I need something to read while I'm taking my morning squat. This of course will be used to clean myself after that squat while I read the Daily News.


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Do you realize how much that would hurt?!??! :-b
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