MONEYBALL AND PIG FARMING. Lindy Hinkleman, a pig farmer in Idaho, has just had his second success in three years in national fantasy baseball contests. He won a grand prize of $100,000 this year and over $240,000 in 2009. This article points out that he is also a champion pig farmer and considers himself fortunate that he has been able to do what he wanted to do after graduating from college. This article quotes Hinkleman on how his love of baseball and of pig farming work together: “Raising pigs and this baseball thing really go together….There are certain things in farming: keeping track of productivity, indexes for your sows, the genetic lines there. To do well, you’ve got to be pretty proficient in numbers. Math has always been my strong suit. I can see things with the numbers.”

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