A Happy Homecoming for Oakland A’s Manager Bob Melvin
His phone rang. “Hello Bob, this is Billy Beane.” That’s how it all started … which leads us to this article and the conversation I would have with Bob Melvin, the Manager of the Oakland A’s. Two and a half years later, the same phone rang again; however, this time it went like this: “Hello Bob, this is Ken Packer.” Billy Beane knew and so did I. As interesting as that conversation was between the two of them, it certainly was between the two of us, as wel..