"A delight for baseball lovers but also a useful parable about the power of habit and tradition, barriers to accepting answers hiding in plain sight for years."
– Kirkus Reviews
“One of the most significant baseball books of the year. I not only enjoyed reading it, I know I will continue to refer to it.”
– Bob Costas
"Loaded with thought-provoking info."
– Phil Mushnick, The New York Post
“Brian Kenny’s passion for the game jumps off the page to tell a great story about how the game is being watched and analyzed in the age of information and technology.”
– Billy Beane, Executive VP, Oakland A’s
“Prepare to have your brain and your assumptions challenged. Guided by data and a deep love of the game, Brian Kenny takes a cutting-edge look at where baseball is and where it is going.”
– Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated
“Traditions are built on wisdom and experience, but learning from the past helps us challenge conventional thinking. Brian Kenny does just that.”
– Buck Showalter, Manager, Baltimore Orioles
“Ahead of the Curve is at once illuminative and surprising, respectful and rebellious. You won't agree with all of Kenny’s conclusions—now, what would be the fun in that?—but the book’s bedrock of logic keeps those conclusions on solid ground.”
– Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated
“Just as Brian does on television, he presents his arguments eloquently, passionately and (just ask him) intelligently. His writing is highly entertaining, his perspective completely unique.”
– Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
"Baseball traditionalists who prefer the old ways of doing things won’t find an ally in Brian Kenny. He is considered one of the foremost proponents of statistical analytics on television. . . . Whether you agree with him or not, Kenny keeps things interesting."
– Ross Atkins, Christian Science Monitor.com
“Once again Brian Kenny valiantly tries to lead mainstream baseball analysis and coverage away from the albatrosses of tradition and superstition.”
– Keith Olbermann
“You may not be up to date with all of the theories that exist in the game today, but with this book, you will be both informed and entertained by Brian's research and opinions. As a former player, I have really enjoyed reading this book.”
– John Smoltz, Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
“Brian Kenny gives you (and yes, a few holdout managers) one last chance to join baseball in the 21st century.”
– Rob Neyer, author of the Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Series
"An excellent, entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan, whether you love sabermetrics or avoid them."
– Library Journal
“This ain't your grandparents' baseball book.”
– Steve Mirsky, Scientific American