The Trading Desk

Sunday, March 30 2003 @ 10:52 AM EST

Contributed by: Coach

I've mentioned this piece before, though I got the source wrong. It's from the New York Times Magazine, not the New Yorker (after names, nouns are the next to go when your memory starts to act up) but it's still one of the best baseball articles I've ever read.

Author Michael Lewis has penned the definitive profile of Billy Beane. It's adapted from Lewis' forthcoming ''Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game'' which is to be published in May. Unlike the "lite" version that appeared in the Star a few days later with Ricciardi and Law substituted for Beane and DePodesta, the article is interesting and accurate. It's 11 Web pages long, perfect for a Sunday afternoon, and you will read it more than once. If you don't want to register, use bselig as both username and password. The entire Zombie-like Cult should be grateful to new BB reader Phil Bedard for passing it on.