By Michael Lewis
The Oakland Athletics have a mystery: a profitable baseball staff is made, now not bought.In significant league baseball the largest pockets is meant to win: wealthy groups spend 4 instances as a lot on expertise as terrible groups. yet during the last 4 years, the Oakland Athletics, an incredible league crew with a minor league payroll, have had the most effective documents. final 12 months their celebrity, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn't made any distinction to Oakland: their exceptional season incorporated an American League checklist for consecutive victories. Billy Beane, basic supervisor of the Athletics, is placing into perform at the box innovative rules garnered from geek statisticians and faculty professors. Michael Lewis's magnificent, irreverent reporting takes us from the dugouts and locker rooms-where coaches and gamers fight to unlearn such a lot of what they learn about pitching and hitting-to the boardrooms, the place we meet vendors who start to appear like fools on the poker desk, spending huge, immense sums and not using a clue what they're doing. mix cash, technology, leisure, and egos, and you have got a narrative that Michael Lewis is magnificently fitted to inform.
About the Author
Author of the bestsellers Liar's Poker, the recent New factor, and subsequent, Michael Lewis can be a columnist for Bloomberg information. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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