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Moneyball by Michael   Lewis
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Sep 05, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: movie-was-better, nonfiction

The movie was better. However, the movie cuts a lot of corners to dramatize an otherwise undramatic story. Lewis hit upon a great journalistic subject about the intersection of statistical analysis and baseball, and brings this unlikely pair to life in an absorbing, historical, true underdog story. If you liked the movie, you should definitely check out the book for a more detailed and accurate version of events. If you didn't like the movie, the book definitely will not be your cup of tea. We spend a lot of time lost in the weeds about the psychology of the strike zone and the culture war seething inside baseball about "old school wisdom" vs "new-fangled number crunching" and what each means to the game.
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Reading Progress

January 6, 2016 – Shelved
January 6, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 8, 2017 – Started Reading
July 18, 2017 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2017 – Shelved as: movie-was-better
September 5, 2017 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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