Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, August 28, 2019 -- "Thinking Inside the Box"

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"What I love about last night, and really this whole brief run by the Orioles, is that it highlights a point I’ve made over and over again: If you’re good enough to land in the majors, even for a bad team, you’re good enough to run hot for a month. You’re certainly good enough to toss six shutout innings on any given night. The guys I deride as Quad-A players, or up-and-down guys, or just bad, are still better at baseball than almost anyone who has ever picked up a glove. By the standards we use to talk about these things, Aaron Brooks is terrible. And yet he’s incredible."