Read anything about “Moneyball” lately?
I haven’t seen the movie yet but I did read this article on Billy Beane in the New York Times Magazine.
And over at The Atlantic, Allen Barra has a critical essay on Michael Lewis’ book.
Games We Play
Detroit holds the tiebreaker over Texas, but Texas is 1 game ahead of Detroit. Not sure whom I want to face in the first round.
1) Let me help you, then. You'd rather the Yanks face Texas.
Ho-Ho! Une proc-lama-syon! Texas scares me. All I can think of is Nolan Ryan, cattle prods, and hard country livin'.
Also, this just hit me: Ugh, fuckin' TBS.
Pining for the days when I could follow the playoff with Scooter, White and Messer.
 Thanks. Yeah, Detroit has a fearsome 1-2.
It's Dellin Betances tonight.
 Music to my ears. I'm so glad to know there are folks who still remember that awesome broadcast team. I sure do miss the Scooter and Bill White.
 And Frank Messer had a silver voice. Remember how Scooter would always call Bill White, "White", but Bill would call him "Scooter?"
And Scooter would call people, especially White, a "huckleberry."
Yes, they don't make em like that anymore.
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