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Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

What Baseball Teaches Us About Big Data

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Mike Cassidy

The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?

You Know What They Say About a No-Hitter... It Takes a Village?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 09.03.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter.

Tigers GM Jokes About AL Arms Race With A's GM

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports

There's a new arms race in Major League Baseball and it seems like at least one of the general managers involved is having fun with it. Early in J...

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

The Big Data Craze Is Just as Qualitative as It Is Quantitative

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

For brands, political campaigns and advocacy organizations that aim to have data-driven conversations with audiences, it will be more important than ever to apply qualitative logic and human reasoning to online analytical models.

'Be Like Mike' on the Court -- and Bill James in the Classroom

Tim Chartier | Posted 01.31.2014 | Science
Tim Chartier

A generation ago, young players across the country were shooting layups with their tongues waggling in the air to simply "Be like Mike." In the mathematical classroom, similar role-playing can enhance learning. Rather than being like Mike, let's see how to be like Bill -- James, that is.

Post-Season Tigers: Ethical Crossroad for Detroit Fans (Moral-less)

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This team could get bumped in the first round. Oakland came to town a few weeks ago and pushed us around like we were the Marlins -- perhaps a bad analogy given the no-hitter they tossed against our b-team Sunday.

Digital Marketing: Time to Play Ball

James Root | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
James Root

All businesses need to continually invest in all facets of digital marketing in order to compete, so it is vital that research is carried out to determine what will make up that foolproof online business strategy; the only problem here is that there is no such thing.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Indianapolis Colts, with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck running for two touchdowns, beat Jacksonville 27-10. The Colts are 6-3. Last year at this time they were 0-9.

One Baseball Team, Cradle to Grave

Justin Cox | Posted 05.20.2012 | Sports
Justin Cox

I'm of the opinion that a fan should pick one team and ride that train from birth until death. One team per league is fine, but there should be one team that trumps all, without question.

Ron Dicker

How Jeremy Lin Proves Everything We Know About Investing Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

NBA teams overlooked Jeremy Lin for the same reason so-called experts first ignore stocks, business pioneers and anything else that defies expectation...

Rangers Manager Praises 'Moneyball'

AP | By DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- Ron Washington was on the coaching staff in Oakland when general manager Billy Beane was pioneering the Moneyball concept of building a m...

Oakland A's Consider Making A Big Move

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Athletics general manager Billy Beane says he expects to hear “very soon” from Commis...

PHOTOS: 'Moneyball' Cast Visits Oakland For World Premiere

Posted 11.20.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Billy Beane considers “Moneyball” a success for the simple fact Brad Pitt plays Oakla...

Movie Review: Moneyball

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Michael Lewis' book, Moneyball, was a sports thriller disguised as a nonfiction volume about statistics wonks. And Bennett Miller's film of Thomas' bo...

Jordan Zakarin

The Decision That Could Win Brad Pitt An Oscar

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment

Bennett Miller was not much of a baseball fan; outside of a brief flash of interest at the Yankees' revival in the mid-90s, the 44-year old New York n...

Jordan Zakarin

The Real Billy Beane Speaks Out On Brad Pitt, 'Moneyball'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 11.10.2011 | Entertainment

With a line bursting with stargazers snaking all the way around a massive public square, the Toronto International Film Fest premiere of "Moneyball" w...

Brad Pitt's Obsession: How It Happened

Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment

There are legions of films that are stopped mid-stream production each year in Hollywood, some offered the chance retool and some sentenced to have th...

Brad Pitt's New Drama

Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment

One might call Billy Beane the Brad Pitt of the baseball world. Think about it: he's a tall, solid, handsome man who has aged incredibly well; his ...

What I Did on My SABR Vacation

Jeff Polman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports
Jeff Polman

I do hope that SABR will be able to reach out to more average intelligent baseball fans, though, because these members-to-be truly don't know what they're missing.

Brad Pitt Becoming A Legend In Real Life Story

Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment

The mantra is get on base. The first look screams homerun. Billy Beane was a first round burnout, a baseball player who never fully realized his p...

Apple & The Oakland A's: They're Both Playing Moneyball

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Big league managers know more about 21st century leadership than many CEOs. We're living in a new era. Why are they using old metrics?

Innovating in the World of Sports Media

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

After reading Moneyball, I saw parallels between what the A's were doing in baseball and what we had done in the casinos -- this was my big chance to work in sports.