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Very interesting book to the general baseball fan, and not just a number cruncher book.
I would be the first in line to buy his second book if Bradbury expands his economic analysis and writing into other sports.
The other negative is the book doesn't do much for people who are not deep into baseball.
Economics and statistics; two topics that generally turn people of. But join them together with baseball, and we have the makings of a good book, such as this one here. Read morePublished on May 21, 2011 by Newton Ooi
The book The Baseball Economist by J.C. Bradbury takes America's pastime and mixes together with both economics and statistical analysis. Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by Justin E. Williams
The Baseball Economist was a interesting book that opened my eyes into some aspects of the game that I never thought extensively about. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by Michael Sollitto
This is a fun, informative book. It is written in a breezy, informal tone. However, there is serious research underlying the informal presentation. Read morePublished on June 4, 2009 by Michael A. Leeds
After reading Michael Lewis' "Moneyball" and being fascinated (if not altogether convinced) by the concepts he discussed, I picked this book up to see how another mind would... Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by Zachary Koenig
The most boring baseball book I've ever read. As hasrd as I tried, I could not get to the 3rd chapter, and retained nothing from the first two.Published on September 30, 2008 by Richard Mailloux
This book gives unique insight into popular baseball issues such as the big-city-versus-small-city economic disparity problem we face today, the argument against having left-handed... Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by Jorge F.
I found this book worth reading overall, with a few flaws. The author shines on the sections that are more pure statistical analysis to argue a particular point about the... Read morePublished on August 16, 2008 by CJ
On Sunday, Dustin Pedroia made a dumb base running decision on the ball he hit off the Monster at Fenway Park, stopping after he rounded first then continuing on to second. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by J. D Morrow