No, I'm not affiliated with Amazon, but do I often look there to see what
people are saying about a book before I buy it someplace else.
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It works well as an introduction to statistics for baseball fans,
showing how statistical methods are used, with examples from baseball
such as a demonstration that there is an ability to hit better against
left-handed pitching. There is also a good background on the theory
behind table-top games.
History has given ample evidence that when the philosophy of private
enterprise becomes dogmatic and absolute, the "natural order" of a
completely uncontrolled process of a free economy causes massive human
suffering. - Dr. Andrew Cecil
>> It's getting 4.5 stars from customers on Amazon (where it's selling for
>> about $20 + shipping), but at least one reviewer says there are so many
>> typos, he stopped counting after 20.
>Why has this been such a big problem with recent baseball books? The new Bill James Historical Abstract had
>at least 5-10 typos and John Holway's Negro League history had at least 30 (heck, it seemed like one every
>other page sometimes). I haven't noticed similar problems with political books, fantasy novels, environmental
>books, religion books, biographies, economic books or mysteries - rarely do I find more than one typo in a
>book from any of these classifications. Why are baseball books so poorly edited relative to everything else?
I read a (bad) mystery by JD Robb with at least ten typos/errors. Did
you know the plural of "baby" is "baby's"?
Who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong?