Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Great Symposium for Moneyball Fans

 If you are in the Villanova area on February 10, you are invited to a program that will feature Billy Beane, the hero of the movie “Moneyball.”

Former Governor Edward G. Rendell, ’68, will be the moderator of a panel of baseball and television executives at the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, “Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports” on Friday, February 10 at noon.  Jeffrey S. Moorad, ’81, vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres, will lead a panel which includes Billy Beane, vice president and general manager of the Oakland A’s, Omar Minaya, senior vice president of baseball operations for the Padres and former general manager of the New York Mets , and Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC.      

The book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis, examined how the  Oakland Athletics baseball team under Beane used an analytical, evidence-based, sabermetric approach to assembling a competitive team despite Oakland's smaller payroll. 

The symposium will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. on Friday, February 10, in the Villanova Room at the Connelly Center on the campus Villanova University.  A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.  The event will be simulcast live to the Villanova Law website at

Here is the full announcement.


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