Duke and I are going to the A’s vs Mariners game tonight. Every year I become more of an A’s fan. Thanks to Duke’s boss we have gone to 2-3 A’s games a year for he past few years. The book MoneyBall by Michael Lewis greatly increased my interest in the team. It is much more than an A’s book or a baseball book. It is a book about thinking outside the box and running an organization based on what you measure not on your preconceived notions. I also enjoyed the book because it tells some great player stories. I like knowing something about the backgrounds of the players.
The human side of the story is one of the reasons I really liked the story about the A’s reliever Ron Flores that ran in yesterdays Argus