A Reader posted a review at 2009-12-06 08:29:18.
Simply wonderful. Baseball has always been the best sport for statistical analysis because of the repeatable units that could be measured, each with large sample sizes. Lewis offers a quick survey of the "new" baseball knowledge stats geeks have accumulated for the past 30 years and sets it against the backdrop of the odds-defying Oakland A's of the early 2000s.
For anybody who ever thought well-accepted sports cliches seem a bit off (e.g. "so and so can't win the big game"), or that pitching Wins and clutch hitting seem more luck-based than anything, this is your book.