Team-Building with Billy Beane and Theo Epstein

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Team-Building with Billy Beane and Theo Epstein
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BOSTON -- As has been the case for each of the last four seasons, the Red Sox began this season with a payroll more than double that of the perennially cash-strapped Oakland Athletics. The resources the Red Sox can generate from Fenway Park, NESN and a passionate fan base that stretches from coast to coast dwarfs that of an Oakland team that plays its baseball in a stadium built for football.

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