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Moneyball - Michael Lewis

It's an old one and it's been made into a movie - a good one, I thought. As is often the case though, the book is head and shoulders above the film.

You don't have to know anything about baseball to appreciate it. Despite living in the States for over 20 years I've yet to attend a game. It's just a really good story, really well told.

Here's a few insights into the process of drafting college players to the major leagues.

The guy has no grades.
You mean bad grades?
No, I mean no grades.
How can a guy have no grades at Chico State?
He really has no desire to be in college. This guy was designed to play ball.

He's a confident kid but -
But?
There might be some family issues here. I hear his dad did time. Porno or something.
Porno's a crime?

Where's he in college?
He's not. He's a Christian kid, got free ride to UC Irvine. Coach set him up with a couple of his players. Took him to a party, all drinking. Kid was offended, left saying he wasn't going to school.
Oh he'll fit right into proball won't he?

Great story, if you're not aware of it, of a manager trying to build a team from a stats driven perspective.

Picked up a copy on eBay, new $6s.
Frazier Cranium

Really liked the film.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to see the Red Sox beat New York Yankees for the first time in years at Boston in 2003

Can't remember the game much but the BIG moment for me was THE James Earl Jones come out to recite the Star Spangled Banner

THIS IS CNN! BRINGING YOU TEN YEARS OF NEWS MAKING EXCELLENCE

AVENGE YOUR FATHER"S DEATH SIMBA

NO LUKE.... I AM YOUR FATHER
Dock

Nice one Cuts. Might give that a go. It's 7 on Kindle. A big part of Tom Wolfe's excellent novel 'I am Charlotte Simmons' features a storyline about how the big college and NBA teams lure young basketball players. It made for really interesting reading.

Re James Earl Jones. Kin' ell Dawg that's a bit special innit. Joseph Dock has just turned three and The Lion King is a BIG film to him at the moment to say the least. Pleeeeeeeeease tell me JEJ gave the crowd at least one "I'm not leaving this ship until we've found those plans!"

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