my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....
just a good book with an inside look at baseball
good book...especially if you are a sports/baseball fan.
I love baseball, but I really was initially drawn to the book looking for the very geeky discussion of the application of "big data" mining and the development of the algorithms used as a tool in the organizational design and management of a team. It was also instructive to look at the resistance to the use of this information and the concepts around it by baseball insiders / management for 20+ years. I got all that I was looking for and have lots of follow-up homework to do, but I also really enjoyed the story. The presentation was outstanding! I might need to go take up fantasy baseball now.
Vancouver-based filmmaker. Crazy cat lady who falls down a lot of rabbit holes.
Even though I'm not a baseball fan, I loved the movie and had heard that the book was well worth the read/listen. I can't believe how fascinating a non-fiction book about baseball stats could be, and the character profiles and the interweaving stories made this world come to life. Now I understand how brilliant the adaptation of the movie script really was! The only minor qualm I have is that the recording seems to have combined two, very-different performances of the reading and is at times uneven, but easily overlooked based on how good the material is. Highly recommended!