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Baseball GM using Cycling analogy...(4 posts)

Baseball GM using Cycling analogy...Brooks
Apr 30, 2003 8:44 AM
From ESPN article, Billy Beane, GM of the A's:
"You've got to be careful about not placing too much emphasis on any one portion of the season," said Beane. "This isn't the Tour de France, where you get to wear the yellow jersey after the first month. The only thing April provides is material for the media -- to take a snapshot of who's hot and who's not. But whoever is on the cover of a magazine in April may be yesterday's news in a month."

Is cycling becoming more mainstream? We use baseball, football, and war analogies all the time, but now a baseball GM using a cycling analogy? That's got to be a first.
Cycling more mainstream?TrekFurthur
Apr 30, 2003 9:28 AM
Only when they sound like they actually know what they're talking about.
Billy Beane should know bettergtx
Apr 30, 2003 10:21 AM
Everyone knows that in cycling you can't score a touchdown every inning.
ROTFLMAO... "after the first month?"Fez
May 1, 2003 9:27 AM
The first month? The Tour de France IS the whole month... and training for it is a yearround ordeal.

Something some tobacco spitting, gum chewing manager of baseball wouldn't really understand.