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  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    Gordon Lamb says: "Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit"
    "Now I understand..."
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    What did you love best about Moneyball?

    why I've lost my love for the game. Baseball, of course, is a moneymaking enterprise. This book covers the transition of it from a dreamer-filled game of hope to its game of numbers, dollars and 'sense'. I used to love the game-year after year of familiar faces (and eternal optimism as I was a Cubs fan). I understand now why the change, why it had to happen, but it still makes me sad.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The game itself and its changes from the 80's on. I didn't pay attention to the politics of the game, just realized favorite payers were being traded left and right. Now I get it. Makes me sad, but as with everything else, the bottom line is raison d'être.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He has an easy voice to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Mostly glad it wasn't just me, but the changes in the system that has changed my view of the game. On to watching high school and college b-ball for me. I still love the crack of the bat, the beauty of the 'perfect swing'....

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