Go right ahead. Call him a pompous egomaniac. Predict he's finally going to fall flat on his pretty-boy face.
Say Mr. Moneyball finally outsmarted himself by trading two of baseball's best pitchers. Say the Braves fleeced Billy Beane for Tim Hudson. Say the Cardinals stole Mark Mulder.
Chortle. Snicker. Mock-wonder how Beane could be the star of a runaway best-seller, "Moneyball," when his Oakland A's teams haven't so much as survived the first round of the playoffs.
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