By Michael Lewis
The Oakland Athletics have a mystery: a profitable baseball staff is made, no longer received. In significant league baseball the largest pockets is meant to win: wealthy groups spend 4 instances as a lot on expertise as bad groups. yet during the last 4 years, the Oakland Athletics, a tremendous league staff with a minor league payroll, have had the best documents. final 12 months their big name, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn't made any distinction to Oakland: their significant season integrated an American League checklist for consecutive victories. Billy Beane, common supervisor of the Athletics, is placing into perform at the box progressive ideas garnered from geek statisticians and school professors. Michael Lewis's magnificent, irreverent reporting takes us from the dugouts and locker rooms-where coaches and gamers fight to unlearn so much of what they find out about pitching and hitting-to the boardrooms, the place we meet vendors who start to seem like fools on the poker desk, spending huge, immense sums and not using a clue what they're doing. mix funds, technology, leisure, and egos, and you've got a narrative that Michael Lewis is magnificently suited for inform.