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Sewage Issues Strike Again At O.co Coliseum With MLB Postseason Looming
Published September 23, 2013
PLAYING MONEYBALL: In L.A., Bill Shaikin noted this year's AL West title is the A's sixth during the 16-year tenure of VP & GM Billy Beane. Wolff gives Beane "a budget, and autonomy to run the baseball operations as he sees fit." Beane in '05 was given a 4% stake in the team by Wolff, while President Mike Crowley was given "a 1% ownership stake." Wolff said that "neither Beane nor Crowley has liability for any losses." Beane "resents that Wolff has become something of a pincushion in Oakland." He said, "Some of the personal shots he has taken have been so far out of bounds. I'm at a point in my career where I don't need to score brownie points by saying nice things about my owner. But, in my opinion, I have the best owner in the game to work for" (L.A. TIMES, 9/22). ESPN.com's Dave Schoenfield writes under the header, "With Another Division Title, Beane Is Best GM" (ESPN.com, 9/23).