Kieron made an analogy about us, Stanford, and Moneyball today. I couldn't help myself but say three times: "We're not the Oakland A's in your analogy."
Rather, we're more like the Boston Redsox in the early 2000s: we'll win a few victories here and there but with the aid of money. Stanford is the Yankees and some other school is the Tampa Bay Rays.
So, once for the record: we are not the Oakland A's. None of us are Billy Beane. We're not the Oakland A's.
We might have the Greek God of Walks in our farm system, though.