Pete Rose never hit 20 homers and only stole 20 bases once. His lifetime average was .303 w/ a lifetime .784 OPS. Not a HOF'er anyway.
— Ben (@Ben_Duronio) December 16, 2015
Anyone else notice how our political divide mirrors the split between baseball’s old school and the analytics crowd?
Ideological purity matters above all, with no greater sin than compromise.
It’s an intellectual construct that leads one to argue that hits are irrelevant or that a pitcher’s win total is the best way to measure their performance.
Or to deny climate change is man-made. Or claim Islamic fundamentalism is no more a threat than Buddhist extremism.