I am reading the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. It is 3rd person limited, because the readers can see what some characters are thinking. It is about the story behind the Oakland A’s, and how they put together 90 and 100 wins seasons despite not having any MVP caliber players, top prospects, or very much money. The only parts I have read describe the setting and lots of characterization. So far, it has talked about Billy Beane, the man who eventually became the mind behind the new way of drafting and signing baseball players, which was called sabermetrics. The author has gone in depth about Billy Beane’s life, and how he got to the position in the front office of the Oakland A’s. He uses direct characterization as he describes to us, the readers, about Beane. Billy Beane grew up as a baseball star, and was heavily hyped as he went through his high school career. Every MLB team wanted him, but as a senior, he started to decline in his numbers. “Billy’s batting average collapsed from over .500 in his junior year to just over .300 in his senior year,” (Lewis 9). Despite all this and many other signs of his decline, he was still drafted pretty high. He never managed to be good at all in the minors or majors. He would get frustrated all the time, and realized that he didn’t enjoy playing baseball. “In the end Billy Beane proved what he had been trying to say at least since he was seventeen years old: he didn’t want to play ball,” (Lewis 55).So, he inquired about a front office job, and thus began his life as a administrative member of the A’s.

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