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#1 TWC

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Anyone ever read The Book?

http://www.insidethebook.com

Just curious. I've got a bunch of crap sitting in my Amazon cart, and I was thinking about throwing it in for fun. Any reviews?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

I have not. But I do read a lot of Tom Tango.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

No. But I do read a lot of Don Delillo. The first chapter of Underworld has quite bit of baseball in it (The Shot Heard 'Round The World) . But read it, and you might be hooked. TWC, you strike me as a guy who'd like Delillo. Ever read him?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

Well, I bought it. I guess I'll be the one providing a review for you folks.

And Delilo, FFP? Never read him. Makes me curious, though...

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:59 PM

Well, kids, I'm 20 pages in to The Book, and man, do I feel dumb.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

Well, kids, I'm 20 pages in to The Book, and man, do I feel dumb.

Too. Many. Punchlines.

Seriously though, let us know if you like it. I might have to pick up a copy as well (yes, I still read hard copies).

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

Well, I only read the first chapter -- it was late, and my mind was fried from two hours of debating the intricacies of Zoning Code amendments -- but the way the chapter is laid out to show you, step by step, how wOBA was created is fascinating. I also skipped ahead (randomly) and found the LOOGY and relief pitcher chapters really neat, too.

The Book is now 5 years old, and I've already started wondering if the analysis is out of date. Most of their data cited so far comes from the 1999-2002 range.

Edited by TWC, 10 October 2012 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

but the was the chapter is laid out to show you, step by step, how wOBA was created was fascinating.


still fried? :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:31 AM


but the way the chapter is laid out to show you, step by step, how wOBA was created is fascinating.

still fried? :)

*ahem* That should make more sense.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

is it very math centric?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

is it very math centric?

oh, holy crap, yes




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