The Only Rule Is It Has to Work

The Only Rule Is It Has to Work

Our Wild Experiment Building A New Kind of Baseball Team

Book - 2016
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"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read."--
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627795647
Characteristics: x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, Sam (Sportswriter),- Author


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Mar 24, 2018

Enjoyable read. I liked the interplay between the two authors, though I did feel like the ending was rushed.

Nov 15, 2016

It's definitely a book meant for baseball fans, but the themes run deep beyond the game: winning and losing, breaking past tradition to implement new ideas, chasing a dream. It's an enjoyable ride from start to finish, with Miller and Lindbergh (they alternate writing chapters) sharing their thoughts on baseball, life, and the deep connections they make with baseball. Go Sonoma Stompers.


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