Quote of the day

The seductiveness of baseball is that almost everyone with an abiding interest in it knows exactly how it should be played. And secretly believes that he could do it, if only God had seen fit to make him just a little bit less clumsy.

~George V. Higgins

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Llegeix Barcelona


Quote of the day

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

~Jackie Robinson

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Sporting News


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Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.

~Pat Gillick

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The National Pastime Musuem


Infographic: Big Data & Baseball Statistics

Someone (unknown) once commented, “Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics.”  There’s no doubt statistics drive the game.  Here’s a good general timeline on how that has played out over the years.

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Quote of the day

Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I’ll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will.

~Harry Caray

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Quote of the day

I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It’s very thin, it’s made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.

~Harlan Coben

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Quote of the day

The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on how you felt about baseball. The same intellectual resources might have cured the common cold, or put a man on Pluto.

~Michael Lewis

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