Beane manages to sustain his 'genius' label
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Genius has a short shelf life in baseball.
Theo Epstein, who could have routed Ken Jennings, Stephen Hawking and Wikipedia in "Jeopardy" just two years ago, can no longer tie his own shoes. Ozzie Guillen, who could have brokered peace in the Middle East last fall, now can't even get his own dog to obey him. And Joe Torre, who once could have lowered taxes, balanced New York's budget and still solved the city's crime and homeless problems, can no longer read a subway map.
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