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The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062942739
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

Not a strictly a book about baseball as much as it is a look at how mistakes are made due to the poor assumptions, biases, and fallacies that we all make in our everyday lives. Each chapter looks at one or more poor decisions in the history of the game and the thinking behind those decisions. How does anchor bias influence umpire calls? What does suvivorship bias have to do with Nolan Ryan's high pitch counts? How does the sunk cost fallacy figure into player salaries? A great book for fans of the game who want to learn more about the psychology and economic thought that has shaped the game.