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:â†µ
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.â†µ
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.â†µ
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).