Monday, October 19, 2009

Good Lord

way off topic, but for those of you who read Fire Joe Morgan, I present the horror that is Buzz Bissinger writing for eventheliberal New Republic "against Moneyball".
Yes, that Buzz Bissinger.

To put it in shorter form; hah, the A's can't find market inefficiencies to take advantage of right now, which justifies my childish hatred of Billy Beane for being a better athlete, better looking, smarter, and more popular. In fact, if Billy Beane was soooooo smart, how come teams are now paying large amounts of money for the skills he had identified as being undervalued? Dumb loser can't even make the market stay inefficient.

The New Republic, dedicated to finding new ways to be reactionary, retrograde, and just plain wrong about more than just wars.


Ken Houghton said...

Great placesaver. (Yes, we're all waiting for Brad on how a publication that highlights McMegan and Fifth Columnist won an award for Best Editor by--what was it--an advertising association?)

Unknown said...

The explanation was dazzling, although Lewis barely mentioned the three reasons the A's had been so successful--pitchers Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson.

Beane doesn't get any credit for drafting those guys (and I looked it up, he drafted all three of them)?