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Jason Giambi, assistant to GM Billy Beane


After Monday's game, he was batting only .150 in spring training, but he had a .333 on-base percentage, a tribute to his A's lineage and the "Moneyball" ethic. Even in those early years, before his biker image yielded to the Yankees' clean-shaving regimen, Giambi might have been constructing a career in management through regular discussions with Billy Beane. "There were times he'd come down and say 'Hey, J, we want to make a trade. Here's three guys, who do you think would fit on this team?' " Giambi said. "… By sabermetrics, their values would be same, and (he'd ask) who do you think will fit in this room? That was when we got guys like Jeff Tam and Johnny Damon."

Stopping a killer of young athletes


If you have young loved ones who play sports, especially baseball, softball, hockey, and lacrosse, this article (from SB Nation Longform) might be an interesting, and important, read, regarding Commotio cordis--a condition which causes cardiac arrest and is one of the biggest killers of young athletes, according to the article.

Almost Famous


On Seth Smith, his homer on Tuesday, and Home Alone 3, from Sports in Earth.

'Psychic Benefits' and the NBA Lockout

"(T)he $90 million premium that the Warriors' new owners were willing to pay represents the psychic benefit of owning a sports team. If that seems like a lot, it shouldn't." Malcolm Gladwell explains why owning a basketball franchise has always been a bad business — and ought to stay that way
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