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Old 12-07-03, 08:28 AM
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This book is on the Best Seller list in Amazon's Business section, yet I can't find any threads on it.

I've been a big fan of Michael Lewis since I was forced to read Liar's Poker in undergrad. I then read his followup, Money Culture but it was nowhere as good as Liar's Poker.

Anyway, I'm about 2/3 through Moneyball, and it's a pretty good book. I read the first 2/3's on a flight from Chicago to Denver, and I think it's going to be a while before I finish it.

What are your thought on this book?
Old 12-07-03, 12:55 PM
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I read it while I was flying back and forth to Miami over Thanksgiving.

It's a great book, especially since I'm a geek for the inner workings of sports teams. Billy Beane seems to be more than a bit full of himself, but in that business, most everyone is.

Especially loved the chapter about the 2002 draft -- but again, it's because I'm a geek for things like that.
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I thought it was terrific. The prose was quick and Lewis did a surprisingly good job with the sabermetric side.

If you want to keep learning about the stats:
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I'm currently reading this and think its great. I'm also partial since i'm an A's fan and remember the players they talk about (the ones that were traded away)
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Just finished it and thought it was informative but it did make Beane look like an ass. Now I understand why 3/4 of the GMs out there won't trade with him.

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