What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire


I hardly ever watch baseball on TV but like millions of people around the world I plan to watch the World Series whenever it rolls around.

I hardly know enough about the games to comment on them. They aren’t what entertains me most of the time. I am fascinated by the endless barrage of statistics shown on the screen during the game. “Most home runs hit with a man on third, number of times a player struck out on a Tuesday road game, etc., etc.” The numbers on the screen always seemed appropriate and important at the time, but I marveled at who remembers and compiles this stuff.

It must be tough...


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