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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Scouts are baseball’s poets, and here are some of the best lines they’ve used over the years

The perfect scout’s line is memorable and incisive. It tells you about the player (or an element of their game) without resorting to cliche or tepidness in a way that sticks like a well-cooked noodle. For instance, one gaffe-prone outfielder was said to “run the bases like he thinks he’s invisible.” A different, less-imposing player was described as being able to “hang-glide on a Dorito.” As with great poems, sometimes the omitted words in a scouting report are the ones that matter the most. Consider the time a scout noted about a player’s makeup that they “owned a large collection of tie-dye t-shirts.” The scout’s implication remains unknown.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 21, 2018 at 05:24 PM | 8 comment(s)
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