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Moneyball

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    This is an interesting baseball movie based on truth that shows (among other things) what happens when teams are privately owned. Contracts mean nothing, players get traded throughout the season, and it must be extremely difficult for clubs to build up team spirit.

    NRL seems to be headed down this path. Once the community loses its say in the running of a club then the sport truly does become a business.

    The movie should be a lesson about giving private owners complete power.
     
  2. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    I watched it on saturday and couldn't stop wondering if that is what it was like in some of the meetings.
     
  3. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    I had some deja vu in the scene where Billy Beane meets up with John Henry...
     
  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Yankees are privately owned, They are the most successful team (championships won) of any sport in the world. They don't win every year (there is 30 teams in the MLB) People hate them because of who they are, and what they do..WIN. Private ownership is good if you are a Yankee, or a yankee player.
     
  5. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    funny I have not seen the movie but have read the book - I thought it was about the use of statistics to create a new view on commonly held ideas. Player trades , whilst important , are far from the primary message
     
  6. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it about a low-budget team who use some formula to create a winning team with limited resources?
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yep not too different from manly....
     
  8. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    fantastic movie. My son and I were enthralled by it. Though he is only eight, he is a huge baseball fan and player. Me, I'm just a coach. Ok, now back to the topic...
    I was amazed at how easy players were traded; they are mere commodities for the clubs to fulfil a higher purpose. It is a sporting culture we yet don't understand and find it hard to comprehend.
    Baseball is the most 'coached' game in the world where the coach has more influence on a game than any other game.
    A great game.
     
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Trade part no however the the placement of values on players in a "perceived" fashion yes

    Take front row forwards - how the hell can you judge their potential at toyota cup level?
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Baseball leaves cricket for dead as far as breadth and depth of statistical analysis is concerned. It is also a very tactical game where playing the percentages on statistics can give you an edge, hence the emphasis on the numbers.
     
  11. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Yeah except unlike the A's, we actually win titles!
     

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