July 31, 2013 11:00 AM

Picking Up Baseballs

This fascinating interview of Tino Martinez by Kenny Rosenthal reminds me again that I planned years ago to write a book called “Moneyball.” Obviously it was going to be nothing at all like Michael Lewis’ classic. The idea was to write about the late 1990s Kansas City Royals and their, um, rather awkward efforts to win.The name Moneyball in my title came from a game that George Brett introduced at training camp one year

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