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(Editor’s note: This shouldn’t be needed given the fact that the movie – and book – are based on a true story with an ending that every sports fan should already be aware of. But to fend off the trolls: Spoiler alert. Now carry on)
Without sounding too much like a walking cliché, Michael Lewis’ Moneyball is one of my favorite books. Though it takes Major League Baseball as its source material, that’s not remotely why I found it so fascinating. When you got down to the meat of the book, it was basically a treatise on economics—how an organization that is otherwise constrained can find undervalued resources to compete in a system that is intrinsically unfair. If that sounds esoteric, it is. If it sounds boring, I’m not doing it justice. It is to Lewis’ credit that the book is as pleasurable a read as it is. To discuss market inefficiencies and oddball statistical approaches and create a compelling and engaging narrative takes some serious writing chops. Luckily, as Lewis has de
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