Sunday, October 24, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, October 24, 2021 -- "Thinking Inside the Box"

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"Football championships are won by quarterbacks who have the ball in their hands on every play. Basketball championships are won by the best basketball players in the world, touching the ball on almost every possession, taking over the game as the clock winds down, controlling it, owning it.

"Baseball championships are won by whoever’s turn it is to bat, whoever is asked to pitch. No one knows what’s coming, and that’s why we watch."