Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, October 28, 2020 -- "Eight is Enough"

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"It’s not as if we don’t know what Mookie Betts can do. This October, though, was one of the most incredible stretches of complete play I can remember. Taking nothing away from Randy Arozarena or Corey Seager, or from postseasons past by George Springer and Madison Bumgarner and Albert Pujols and so many other stars, I have hard time remembering a single player going Kelly Leak on the baseball playoffs the way Mookie Betts did this month. He did everything, including ending eight long years of frustration for Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen."