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How Sports Data Analytics Is Upsetting The Game All Over Again

New predictive analytics are making Moneyball look obsolete. This article contains interviews with Ray Hensberger, chief technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Innovation Group and Jessica Gelman cofounder and co-chair of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Read Full Story

Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.14

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Applying Moneyball to your love life. You’re still going to get Jonah Hill instead of Brad Pitt. [TaxProf Blog] A Virginia lawyer ran an underground poker game. She was basically Teddy KGB, ESQ. [Daily Press (Hampton Roads)] Chris Kluwe’s lawsuit is coming on Wednesday. Show More Summary

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Death of Dan Markel (1972-2014) University of Wisconsin Diversity Plan Requires 'Proportional Participation' in Grades, Majors Applying Moneyball to Dating: Finding Undervalued Traits in a Future Spouse Blair-Stanek: Intellectual Property Law Solutions to Transfer Pricing Abuse The IRS Scandal, Day 436 Sunday: WSJ: Tax Dos and Don'ts for Hiring...

Applying Moneyball to Dating: Finding Undervalued Traits in a Future Spouse

NPR: The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball: [Ty Tashiro's] recent book, The Science of Happily Eve, explores what "advances in relationship science" can teach us about the partners we choose. Almost 9 in 10 Americans believe they have a soul mate, says Tashiro, but only 3 in...

Deliver Moneyball Results to Your Company

  With Major League Baseball at the halfway point, it’s amazing to see that the Oakland A’s still have the best record in baseball… with the 4th lowest payroll.  And if you’re a big baseball fan, or even just a Read on! ?

10 Weekend Reads

Settle in for some deep dives: Its our longer form, weekend reading: • The Moneyball of Quality Investing (Research Affiliates) • Instagram is ready to take its shot (Fortune) • Inside Monsanto, America’s Third-Most-Hated Company (Businessweek) • A Dozen Things I have Learned from Jeff Bezos (25iq) • Zoo Animals and Their Discontents (NY Times)...Read More

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

The term "Moneyball" is used to represent a number of different things in baseball. Critics use it as shorthand for an overly statistical analysis of the game that overlooks the human side of baseball. For others, "Moneyball" refers more generally to statistically sophisticated approaches to understanding baseball. Show More Summary

"Moneyballing" relationships.

"[I]t's all about finding undervalued traits and assets in the dating market. And, just like with baseball, it starts with trying to ignore the superficial indices of value — attractiveness, wealth — in favor of hidden attributes with a stronger correlation to long-term relationship success."With married couples... Show More Summary

Being Patient At The Plate Doesn't Correlate With Scoring More Runs

last weekSports : Deadspin

If you want a good baseball offense, you need to milk to pitch count. That's what it says in Moneyball, and it's been Red Sox gospel under Terry Francona. But as the graph above from The Hardball Times shows, it isn't significantly related to offensive production. Read more...

Moneyball II: How Billy Beane May Have Finally Cashed In

Moneyball was a great movie. But it had a tragic ending. Billy Beane, the brave protagonist fighting against a world that neither cared for nor understood his ideas, is set upon by an entrenched bureaucracy. Beane hopes against hopeShow More Summary

Madden: Theo Epstein forgets his 'A' game in Moneyball

The stunning Oakland-Cubs trade, in which A’s GM Billy Beane swooped in ahead of a half-dozen other contending teams on Saturday and landed two front-line starting pitchers in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for essentially a pair of touted but unproven prospects, prompted some immediate questions such as:

Mark Mulder tweeted about his first time watching Moneyball

The Moneyball movie isn’t exactly a perfect representation of the Moneyball book written by Michael Lewis. Notably, the movie virtually ignores the Oakland Athletics’ starting pitching trio of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito, who played a huge role in the team’s success during that magical 2002 season. Mulder, who now works as an […]

Former A's Pitcher Mark Mulder Live-Tweeted His 1st Viewing of 'Moneyball'

The hit movie Moneyball has been out since 2011, but former Oakland Athletics pitcher Mark Mulder had never seen it before. On Wednesday night, he decided to change that. To make the experience better, he tweeted out his thoughts asShow More Summary

Mark Mulder Finally Watched ‘Moneyball’ And Cleared Up A Few Inaccuracies

2 weeks agoSports : With Leather

Upuntillastnight,formerOaklandAthleticsandSt.LouisCardinalspitcherMarkMulderclaimedthathehadneverseenthefilmMoneyball,whichportrayedtherecord-breaking2002A’sseason.HisformerteammateandcurrentSanFranciscoGiantspitcherTimHudsonrecentlycalledbullshtonthatclaim,andMulderTweetedlastnight...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Channing Tatum wants to beat people up for America in new Foxcatcher teaser

Source Based on this latest teaser for Foxcatcher, the latest film from Moneyball director Bennett Miller, someone at Sony still wants people to think it’s a movie about wrestling. Or maybe a movie about famous actors doing their best...Show More Summary

Disney Gives The Green Light To An Enchanted Sequel! Should Idina Menzel Start Prepping For More Magic In Her Life?

Hey, she's made quite a bit of money for the House of Mouse. Maybe they're eager to keep that moneyball rolling! Who knows! It's been seven long years since Disney's Enchanted graced the world with its motion picture presence and now the House of Mouse is finally creating a sequel for the successful film! It would've made [...]

Channing Tatum Goes for Gold in this New FOXCATCHER Teaser!

Based on a true story, and directed by Bennet Miller (MONEYBALL) FOXCATCHER focuses on the dreams of American wrestlers Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave (Mark Ruffalo) Schultz, who are taken under the wing of an eccentric billionaire (Steve...Show More Summary

Moneyball 2.0

2 weeks agoOdd : Kottke.org

After Michael Lewis wrote Moneyball in 2003 about the Oakland A's, their general manager Billy Beane, and his then-unorthodox and supposedly superior managerial strategy, a curious thing happened: the A's didn't do that well. They went to the playoffs only twice between 2003 and 2011 and finished under.500 four times. Show More Summary

Why Moneyball Doesn't Work at the World Cup

Forget big data -- measuring performance during this tournament is a losing battle.

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