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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby kellythemick » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:14 am

horatio wrote:So you don't read much except for the bible and you don't want to read much because you think that authors have a nasty habit of just leaving sections out of their own book to mess with you huh?

That's interesting. Why do I hear the chants of "Four more years" ringing in the background?

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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby Althalius » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:56 am

I'd like to have the last minute of my life back.

But seriously, Moneyball is a great book, and every devoted baseball fan should read it.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:12 am

It's not missing pages, you're just reading it wrong, "Moneyball" is a choose your own adventure. ;-7
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby noseeum » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:04 pm

At the time of your printing, Billy Beane felt that pages 158-184 were being overvalued in the market place. He found he could purchase pages 324-360 for a much lower price and get nearly the same production out of them. It happens a lot with that book.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby bigjimblue » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:19 pm

[quote="noseeum"]At the time of your printing, Billy Beane felt that pages 158-184 were being overvalued in the market place. He found he could purchase pages 324-360 for a much lower price and get nearly the same production out of them. It happens a lot with that book.[/quote]

Very good! I was given the cheaper version that only had 300 pages for my birthday.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:22 pm

If you can find out where the book was purchased, bring it back there, no receipt will be necessary. If you can't find that out, you can most likely bring it to any store that sells it and have it replaced. Failing that, contact the publisher and they will most likely send you a replacement. I don't know if this is a particular problem that is common with Moneyball, but I used to manage the shipping and receiving department of a bookstore, and this is not an uncommon occurance at all in the publishing industry.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby bigjimblue » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:22 pm

[quote="Art Vandelay"]If you can find out where the book was purchased, bring it back there, no receipt will be necessary. If you can't find that out, you can most likely bring it to any store that sells it and have it replaced. Failing that, contact the publisher and they will most likely send you a replacement. I don't know if this is a particular problem that is common with Moneyball, but I used to manage the shipping and receiving department of a bookstore, and this is not an uncommon occurance at all in the publishing industry.[/quote]

I am supposed to get a replacement tomorrow from Amazon.com.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby perlick29 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:01 pm

bigjimblue wrote:I am a baseball fanatic! I am NOT an avid reader, except for the Bible. For my birthday I received a copy of the book "Moneyball". I was enjoying SO MUCH until about two-thirds through it, about 35 pages are missing. Since each chapter builds to the next one, I am SO disgusted! Now I know why I am not an avid reader. This is enough to make one quit. Has anyone else had this unfortunate experience with "Moneyball"? Thanks.



The bible huh? I'm a fellow believer as well. I must have read every Baseball Prospectus since 2003.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby Field » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:11 pm

If all else fails, go to your local public library and sign it out. I just checked my local library catalog and they had one on the shelves.
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Re: Moneyball Bummer

Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:15 pm

perlick29 wrote:
bigjimblue wrote:I am a baseball fanatic! I am NOT an avid reader, except for the Bible. For my birthday I received a copy of the book "Moneyball". I was enjoying SO MUCH until about two-thirds through it, about 35 pages are missing. Since each chapter builds to the next one, I am SO disgusted! Now I know why I am not an avid reader. This is enough to make one quit. Has anyone else had this unfortunate experience with "Moneyball"? Thanks.



The bible huh? I'm a fellow believer as well. I must have read every Baseball Prospectus since 2003.


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