Thursday, December 30, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, December 30, 2021 -- "Hall Ballot, Pt. 2"

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"This is all to make the point that I’ll never forget seeing Jimmy Rollins run past me. Rollins, at the apex of his short peak, always looked like a little guy, listed at 5’7”, 175, definitely not even that big. Up close, though, he looked like a fullback, or one of those fireplug streetball point guards who never has to give up the court. He was, as we used to say, “diesel,” and suddenly all those homers and triples made a lot more sense."