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Jason Giambi

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  • 'Moneyball': The Un-'Natural'

    'Moneyball': The Un-'Natural'
    Director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” is the perfect sports movie for these cash-strapped times of efficiency maximization. It's also the best sports movie in a long time, period, as well as honestly inspirational — even though...
  • Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees

    Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees
    No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels. Can we have a mulligan? That's what Hal Steinbrenner or Randy Levine, the Yankees' president, is believed to have asked either Commissioner Bud Selig or Rob Manfred, Major...
  • Addressing Soriano's boos problem

    Addressing Soriano's boos problem
    I┬áread where Alfonso Soriano said Chicago fans are the worst when it comes to booing slumping players. He would know. He has stunk for long periods. He has heard it from Cubs fans for playing left field like it’s Whack-A-Mole. Come to think of it,...
  • Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?

    Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?
    Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
  • 'Moneyball' review: Baseball teams have more than three players on them

    'Moneyball' review: Baseball teams have more than three players on them
    **1/2 (out of four) “Moneyball” is the triumphant true story of how a professional baseball team made it back into the playoffs. The year after making them the last time. And didn’t win the World Series. In terms of distance traveled...
  • Has the 'Moneyball' hype been overblown?

    Beane changed game Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
  • Orioles magic more ritual than superstition

    Orioles magic more ritual than superstition
    Zach Phillips keeps a few lucky quarters in his pocket. Pedro Strop wears Ninja Turtle boxers. And Jason Hammel — well, it got so extreme that he had to swear off the whole superstition thing. It was, he says, a distraction. "Yeah, I've actually...
  • Spring training: NL West preview

     Spring training: NL West preview
    Will we ever see the Giants coming? The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
  • 'Moneyball's' biggest believers? Hint: The entertainment business

     
    One of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that it was about the triumph of statistical analysis. Now that the book...
  • Dodgers won't add an MVP, no matter what happens to Ryan Braun

     
    If Brewer Ryan Braun's positive test for performance enhancing drugs is upheld, that won't mean his MVP will suddenly be handed down to the Dodgers' Matt Kemp....
  • Mitchell Report fallout leaves Bigbie stranded

    A package of human growth hormone was delivered to Larry Bigbie's home in Northwest Indiana at Christmastime 2005. Within 10 minutes, federal investigators were at the former Orioles outfielder's door. Bigbie knew he was busted. He said he had no choice...