Play Ball at GMU

by Don Boudreaux on March 28, 2006

in Current Affairs, Education, Sports

What do GMU Economics, GMU Law, and GMU basketball have in common?  In Slate, my colleagues Pete Boettke and Alex Tabarrok reveal the answer.

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c wiggins March 29, 2006 at 8:20 am

Nice to see the Final Four effect getting Mason its (long over)due in many ways.

Steven Donegal March 30, 2006 at 7:22 pm

Congrats to GMU. But you really need to put this Moneyball analogy to rest. First, Billy Beane's moneyball concept was to take the "intangibles" out of player selection, so it would seem that Coach Larranaga is somewhat at odds with the Moneyball concept. Second, other than getting Billy Beane a lot of press and selling some books, I'm not really sure this Moneyball thing has really worked out all that well in Oakland. They were very good when they had three stud pitchers that came up through their farm system, but since they left, the As aren't all that good.

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