Year after year, the teams with the biggest payrolls make baseball's playoffs, but for at least a few years in the 2000's, the Oakland A's were an exception to that rule. Host Scott Simon talks to author Michael Lewis, who detailed general manager Billy Beane's campaign to find a new way to win in his best-selling book, Moneyball.
The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
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