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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Geldbal? Dutch club AZ Alkmaar hires ‘Moneyball’ executive Billy Beane

We’re not selling clogs here.

Pardon us, Netherlands readers, but how do you say Moneyball in Dutch? Besides ‘Moneyball’, of course.

AZ Alkmaar has hired Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane, one of the most celebrated advanced statistics gurus in the world and the subject of the film “Moneyball”, in an advisory capacity.

The AZ site says he’ll be helping the club in the areas of “high performance and innovation”.

The club’s general director, Robert Eenhoorn, played four years in Major League Baseball, and its director of soccer is USMNT legend Earnie Stewart.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 18, 2015 at 09:48 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, billy beane, netherlands, scocer

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ESPN: ‘Sir’ Did Gregorius Set To Follow Jeter

For the past 20 years, the New York Yankees have had a true member of baseball royalty at shortstop. But Derek Jeter has nothing over his replacement, who revealed Friday in his first interview with reporters who cover the Yankees that the proper way to address him is “Sir Didi Gregorius.”

The subject came up when a reporter noted that Gregorius—who was acquired by the Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-way trade that cost them Shane Greene—uses “Sir Didi Gregorius” as his Twitter handle. Asked if that was a facetiously self-bestowed title or an actual knighthood, Gregorius said: “No, it’s not a nickname. I actually got knighted a couple of years ago.”

Gregorius said the knighthood was bestowed in lieu of payment for him and other members of a national baseball team that won a championship in Curacao. “Instead of giving us money, they decided to just knight us, all the guys that had a clean record,” he said.

Titles in lieu of payment? MLB will probably jump on that.


 

 

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