I know, I know … no sport is over-statisticed more than baseball … but maybe they should add one more: HRSO — the ratio of home runs to strikeouts, which would be excellent proof of what the game has become. Heck, based on network ratings a year ago, all that bat-flipping, look-at-me garbage already has become a turnoff. Listen to Eddie Robinson, MLB’s 100 year old man, on what they used to do when an opponent tried to rub it in. “There was no showboating, flipping bats,” Robinson, who played 13 years in the bigs, told a reporter late last year. “If you did that, the next time you came up, somebody would bore you in the ribs with a fastball.”
Jerry Lindquist’s Sports Memories: Roy Williams, UNC and coaching searches | Local Like Diogenes, looking for an honest man, we’ve been trying to find an honest-to-a-fault on-air sports analyst who, instead of shilling for the home side and looking the other way when things aren’t going well, steps up with a tell-it-like-it-is criticism. Just when we thought we finally found our man … whamo! Knock it off — or else. Boooo!
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