A Reader posted a review at 2008-03-20 03:58:10.
To say that Michael Lewis's "Moneyball" fits only the category ofsports literature would be misleading. The book is a tale of baseball,definitely, but also of economics and psychology. Lewis takes thereader into the front office of the Oakland A's where General ManagerBilly Beane uses funds that are insufficient at best to somehow pulltogether a baseball team that somehow frequently ends up near or in theplayoffs. Economic wheeling and dealing as applied to the business ofbaseball takes center stage here, combining with the psychology of oldschool versus new school corporate managing and scouting. Baseballyuppies face off against one-time pros, Chad Bradford masters hisdelivery, and Scott Hatteburg redeems himself at first base. This bookis ridiculously entertaining and suspenseful. For the avid baseballfan, this book is an absolute must. For those interested in economicsand in psychology, this book is also a must. "Moneyball" is one of themost unique and one of the greatest specimens of baseball nonfiction.