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The Big PictureOne of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that it was about the triumph of statistical analysis. Now that the book...
— The familiar coach on the other end of the phone was speaking from Oregon, where he was preparing his newest team, the University of Iowa, for a second-round NIT game. Franny McCaffery is a grizzled 52 years old now. Heck, even his voice has...
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...
Monday’s news that highly touted free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes chose to sign with the Oakland Athletics is understandably unwelcome to a large segment of an Orioles fan base disgusted by 14 years of losing and underwhelmed by the club’...
No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants. How about that Frank McCourt? Who knew he secretly was growing his wealth when he and his ex-wife Jamie were running the Dodgers into the ground? McCourt might have battled...
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings. Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMONEYBALL [1/10] (2011) * * *1/2 (A-) Directed by Bennett Miller Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Kathryn Morris, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop, Reed Thompson Sony//Rated PG-13//Drama//133 minutes Available on: DVD and...
Channel Guide MagazineI’ve never been a huge fan of baseball. I grew up in the era of free agency and the idea that pouring money on the field was the way to win, and that wasn’t particularly interesting to me. And from that perspective, I found the Brad Pitt-...
WGN-TV"We didn't win enough games." General managers, like managers, are hired to be fired. Jim Hendry knew that as well as anyone. He swung for the fences and you can argue that many of the moves that precipitated his downfall were borne of his urgency to...
Director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” is the perfect sports movie for these cash-strapped times of efficiency maximization. It's also the best sports movie in a long time, period, as well as honestly inspirational — even though...
Beane changed game Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
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