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Originally Published: April 30, 2004
By Gary Miller | Special to ESPN.com

Even though most baseball fans are familiar with Michael Lewis' bestseller "Moneyball," which is now in paperback, a sampling of the A's clubhouse this week revealed the majority of the players haven't read the book. Then again as Jim Bouton noted so well in his boom "Ball Four," it'd be noteworthy to see a ballplayer read any book.

Even most of the A's staff, including manager Ken Macha, hasn't read the book. A's bullpen coach Bob Geren and bullpen catcher Brandon Buckley admitted ...

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