Mind Game, woot

DMZ · July 11, 2005 at 3:58 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Mind Game, the Baseball Prospectus book on the Red Sox is available for ordering (yes, I know, how timely). I’ve got a couple chapters in there (though credited as “Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts” and, annoyingly, not listed at all in the “About the Author” text even though I wrote the bulk of the chapters mentioned in the description… sigh) that I thought turned out well.

Steve Goldman (author of the fine (though Yankee-oriented) Pinstriped Bible and Pinstriped Blog as well as Forging Genius, the fine book on Casey Stengel) helmed the project, and I think it’s good stuff. Check it out. It’s also likely the last BP-related book you’ll see my writing in, so… I don’t know what that means. It’s not like that’ll make it a collector’s item or anything. Moving on!

I got a flat rate for the chapters, so it’s not like I make anything if it sells really well. I just think it’s good, I liked the roster of authors who were enlisted, and I trust Steve put together a good book. So I recommend checking it out if you’re interested at all. No pressure. Now when my book comes out… well, you’ll know book pimping when you see it.


7 Responses to “Mind Game, woot”

  1. Kenshin on July 11th, 2005 4:20 pm

    lol, did anyone catch the Cards-giants game last night during which ESPN shamelessly pimped “3 nights in August”?

  2. LB on July 11th, 2005 4:51 pm

    #1: Yes, and Joe Morgan said that Tony LaRussa wrote it. We all know that Billy Beane wrote Moneyball, since Joe told us so.

    Someone needs to explain to Joe what that line on the front of the book means where it says “by So-and-So.”

  3. Conor Glassey on July 11th, 2005 5:08 pm

    Derek – at the bottom of the About the Author, it says that collectively the BP team consults for 26 of the 30 MLB teams. Are the Mariners one of the 4 outcasts?

  4. DMZ on July 11th, 2005 5:18 pm

    I can no longer speak to who BP works for and doesn’t. I’m unaware of BP ever doing any kind of consulting work for the Mariners during my time there, though I could say that for most MLB teams, since I was only aware of a limited set and involved with even fewer.

  5. Jon Fellows on July 11th, 2005 5:18 pm

    Forgive my ignorance Derek, but when / why did you leave BP?

  6. Vin on July 11th, 2005 7:15 pm

    Based on this post I think it’s time for a moment of rememberance for comedic value in the Mariners section of future BP annuals. It will be sorely missed.

  7. DMZ on July 12th, 2005 10:02 am

    My association as a member/author/columnist/etc ended after I completed my book obligations in the off-season. I’ve since written there a couple times as a freelancer of sorts, so you can draw some conclusions from that, as well.

    I haven’t really talked about the why publically, and I’m not sure that I’m going to. I don’t know that there’s really a need to air out that laundry, so to speak.