Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Baseball book review on Slate

Slate has a nice book review on "3 Nights in August" that is worth reading- link

"Bissinger challenges Moneyball's analytical argument with unverifiable, splenetic opinions. On-base percentage is the "latest fashion fad." Numbers are less important than human nature. The MBA-carrying thirtysomethings invading baseball's front offices might know their way around Microsoft Excel, but they'll never understand baseball. And so on."

Looks like this one is best avoided. Let me know if you have read it and feel it is worth buying.