As I revisited my past, it became apparent that Moneyball resuscitated my interest in baseball. I was a casual fan, only watching the all star game and the post season. I fell in with some rabid fans in the late 80’s, went to a lot of A’s games, and became a real fan.
Then there was the strike. A bunch of rich guys fighting over how they were going to get richer. Major League Baseball had turned its back on me and I turned my back on it.
Moneyball came out in 2003 - a new take on an old game. And just the thing to rekindle the interest of the mathematically inclined fan. And MLB had me back again. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s in progress.