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Another book for the review list

It's a pity that my Amazon book shipment arrived today, because I came across another book that will probably have to read at some point in the future.  It is called The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball, written by Sheldon and Alan Hirsch.  The title pretty […]

Book Review: Scorecasting

Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, Crown Archetype, 2011. [Amazon link]"Defense wins championships".  "In the zone".  "Swallowing the whistle".  "Icing the kicker (or shooter)".  These and other sports clichés are common in the modern lexicon of fans, writers, players, and decision-makers.  […]

Book Review: Soccernomics

Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski, Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey — and Even Iraq — Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport, Nation Books, 2009. [Amazon link]There has been a lot of interest in sports from "the geeks" over […]