A preview of upcoming book on Rays
Author Jonah Keri's book about the re-building of the Rays - The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First - will be released in early March, but the foreward (by Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban) and prologue have been made available online at scribd.com for a sneak preview. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com for $15.44.
Here are the excerpts, with some interesting observations by Cuban, about how the Rays should be considered "a shining example" to all, and a quote from principal owner Stuart Sternberg ("We've worked hard to get that extra 2 %, that 52-48 edge.'') that led to the title: