If youâ€™ve got a dozen pitchers, you need to speak 12 different languages.
My client loved risk. Risk, I had learned, was a commodity in itself. Risk could be canned and sold like tomatoes.
The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place. A lot of these guys feel like rejects. They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up.
the lesson of Buffett was: To succeed in a spectacular fashion you had to be spectacularly unusual.
The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.