星期六, 8月 13, 2005

Book Description - Mind Game



今晚在看 Amazon 網站時發現下個月有一本新書要出版 - Mind Game

Savvy, insightful, statistically brilliant, and filled with the thudding sound of the sacred cows of received baseball wisdom biting the dust, Mind Game relives one of modern baseball’s greatest success stories while revolutionizing the fan’s understanding of how baseball games are really won and lost. Created by Steven Goldman and the writers and analysts at Baseball Prospectus—the preeminent annual on the inside game of baseball, with 91,000 copies in print, and Web site, www.baseballprospectus.com, that receives 5 million hits a month— Mind Game explains why the unenlightened Twins gave up on David Ortiz; what led the Sox to understand Johnny Damon’s true value and give him the ideal place in the batting order; how Boston actually gained by having Keith Foulke as a closer vs. Mariano Rivera; and what would likely have happened if the Boston–A-Rod trade went through. And as the suspense ratchets up before the historic seven-game AL playoff, readers will never look at baseball the same way again, learning that leadoff hitters don’t need to be fast and RBIs are not the rocksolid barometer of an offensive player’s contribution. And all that stealing and bunting? Forget it! Just wait for a three-run homer.

作者 Steven Goldman 算是洋基隊的專欄作者,看看敵方是怎麼看 Red Sox 的,嗯 ~ 我有興趣瞎拼

4 則留言:

massacre 提到...

關於去年紅襪拿冠軍的書已經多到滿出來了,現在連洋基專欄作家都想撈一票 XD

等 Page One 進這本書的時侯,也買本來看看 ...

DLowe 提到...

有道理

到時候大家一起找 pageone 好了

Wendell 提到...

我也要排隊...

Ironcheffie 提到...

We're so smart, we gave Kevin Millar 400 AB's this year! WHEEEE!!!

還有...講到"minimizing luck"...

We had CURTIS LESKANIC get out of a bases loaded jam against GARY SHEFFIELD.

God was smiling upon us.