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Michael Lewis Quotes

Michael Lewis Quotes & Quotations
Michael Lewis
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    Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame. Wouldn't it be nice if they looked in the mirror? Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    If you had to point to one thing that made it less likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series, I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games. And then the media around it. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    The A's are held to the standard of the Yankees in a funny kind of way. That if they don't win the World Series it is regarded as a failure. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place. A lot of these guys feel like rejects. They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    The Red Sox are the local scapegoats. It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    There are several insights at the heart of the A's system that I think are wonderful for baseball. One, that it's a team game. That no one player is going to make that much of a difference to your team, so for god's sake don't go blow a quarter of your budget on one guy. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts - this moronic use of statistics. Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent the use of statistics is moronic. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis
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    You want the book to be special, and they are not always going to be special, but at least you want that to be the ambition. So the only way that happens is if you are not pressing to write a book. Michael-LewisMichael Lewis