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Moneyball

The central themes of Michael Lewis's nonfiction examination of one professional baseball organization's unusual level of success despite its limited financial resources, Moneyball: The Art of...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 4:13 pm UTC

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Michael Lewis’ Moneyball tells the story of the early days of implementing statistical analysis to select baseball players and assemble teams. It follows Billy Beane’s transformation of the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 5:55 pm UTC

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The primary theme of Michael Lewis's study of professional baseball is the importance of taking a wide perspective when trying to gain new insight into a difficult problem. Moneyball is a case...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019 8:18 pm UTC

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Arguably the most important thing about Lewis' style as a writer is that he is always looking for a compelling story to tell. In both his books and his articles, he spends a great deal of time...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2016 8:08 pm UTC

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One of the most important facts to emerge from Moneyball is that value in baseball can be found if people are willing to look. The purpose of Lewis's work is to analyze how general manager Billy...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2016 7:20 am UTC

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Michael Lewis's book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is about baseball, but it is also about winning when all the statistics say a team should be losing. Lewis examines what makes the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2013 2:56 am UTC

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One quote that describes Oakland Athletics' Billy Beane as a smart general manager relates to his resourcefulness. Moneyball highlights baseball's financial landscape. Teams that play in large...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2016 3:47 am UTC

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A good quote from Moneyball would describe how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane approached the task of fielding a competitive team. Beane's emphasis on sabermetric data is a...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2016 3:30 am UTC

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I think that there are many strong passages that reflect of how the inner workings of baseball made the Oakland A's successful and also refect the nuanced and intricacy of assessing unique player...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 3:57 am UTC

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Beane comes to believe that the whole philosophy behind baseball scouting is wrong. While scouts typically look for five primary statistics in players, Beane comes to believe that other players...

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It is the rare author, especially of a nonfiction book, the category of literature most likely to have a section titled "Acknowledgements," who does include some reference to those individuals in...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2015 4:09 pm UTC

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I think that one of the most dominant themes of the work is the idea of the "insider" versus the "outsider." On some level, this is a theme that is applicable in real life as there is a constant...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2012 12:09 am UTC

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When students are struggling to write a paper, the reason is often that they are trying to cover too much. Paradoxically, it is easier to write a long paper about a very narrow topic than one about...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2015 7:12 pm UTC

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