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Postby RynMan » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:55 pm

beltrans_boy wrote: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...


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.

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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:06 am

I went to buy "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" today but they were out of copies so I picked up "Moneyball". I've always had an interest in the general managing of a baseball team, and is something I have considered looking at as a future profession, in some way shape or form.

I just started it a little while ago and it's been good so far... ;-D
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Postby AT » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:23 am

I really enjoyed the book. I read it a few months ago and it really opened my eyes to the way players are evaluated and how a small market team is/should be run. Keep in mind that obviously Michael Lewis is trying to sell a book and he fluffs up the A's and Beane too much but it's a great read and will open you up to new ways of thinking about the game. It changed the way I think about the game, view/evaluate players, and how I watch it. Still waiting to hear from that fat boy Jeremy Brown however...
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Postby Arlo » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:43 am

Love it or hate it (and I think a lot of people base their feelings on their love or hate of sabermetrics in general), it's the most important baseball book in a long, long time. Definitely a must-read.
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