• True Story?

    Posted by on September 21st, 2011 · Comments (4)

    Hey, I remember this guy.

    Comments on True Story?

    1. 77yankees
      September 21st, 2011 | 8:33 pm

      After listening to Mussolini Francesa for 20 years, wouldn’t you want to run and hide where nobody could find you?

    2. ctkaiser
      September 21st, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      I used to rarely agree with Mad dog but here he is absolutely correct. Giambi not sliding would be the NY Yankee ending. Is this movie the sequel to the Gene Michael/Buck Showalter plenty of moneyball movie that Beane’s baeball theory is based on?

    3. KPOcala
      September 21st, 2011 | 10:24 pm

      I think that Earl Weaver was ahead of all these guys when it came to statistical analysis. I’ve written this here before, but some of you guys would really enjoy and learn even more about the game by reading Earl Weaver’s modestly titled “Weaver on Strategy: The Classic Work on the Art of Managing a Baseball Team”. Billy Beane was a foolish, chest beating, egomaniac who didn’t even credit Weaver (and others). I’ve always wondered how a person could away a competitive advantage (understanding some of the implications of sabermetrics and his peers lack thereof) such as Beane had ten plus years ago by yapping to the press what he was doing. I’ve been in very similar business situations, I kept my friggin’ mouth shut. I would have fired Beane if I had been his boss….

    4. Evan3457
      September 22nd, 2011 | 12:09 pm

      I have no idea how smart Billy Beane is, but I know this: he’s a helluva lot smarter than Mad Dog Russo.

      Billy Beane didn’t comission Lewis into writing Moneyball.
      Billy Beane didn’t make the book a bestseller.
      Billy Beane didn’t push to have a movie made about it.

      And Mad Dog is wrong; Billy Beane deserved all that credit for making the A’s team out of small budget and 3 excellent starting pitchers. They lost 3 straight playoff series 3-2 in the 1st round. Some of that is luck. And Russo’s analysis, such as it is, is quite frankly stupid.

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