A's GM Billy Beane = Simpsons character Sideshow Bob?

Tip of the cap to our old friend Sam Lam for posting this on Facebook. The folks at Hard Ball Times put together a post this morning comparing every team to a different character from The Simpsons. The Oakland A's were compared to Sideshow Bob and it actually makes a lot of sense:

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He's a genius. He's got all these plans to meet his goals that always work on paper, but his success record isn't so hot. How many times have you heard people call Billy Beane a genius? A bunch, I'm betting. His record isn't so hot lately, though.

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To be fair, Beane's A's had quite a nice stretch whereas all of Bob's plans have been foiled. But I'm sure some Oakland fans feel the last four years are one endless string of rakes in the face.

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Beane has certainly had a little bit more success than Sideshow Bob. But his failures have certainly been magnified enough. I'd say that's a solid comparison. My favorite comparison was that of the Cubs to Homer Simpson: they're fairly incompetent and they're easy to please (Cubs fans).

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