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Monday, July 09, 2012

BPro: Carleton: Hire Joe Morgan

Word has it that Stevie Ridzik is still holding firm.

My goal in writing this letter isn’t to say that you were right all along about sabermetrics. In fact, Mr. Morgan, I still disagree with you on plenty of issues, most notably in that I believe sabermetrics can offer a lot to the game of baseball. I’ve come to the conclusion that sabermetrics is a young, toolsy prospect. There’s a lot of potential there to be a game-changer, but maybe, just maybe, there’s something to be gained by sitting down and listening to a wise man who’s been around for a while.

Mr. Morgan, I was arrogant and believed that I had the power to answer all questions. I indulged in the idea that someone who didn’t speak about baseball in the same language that I did was somehow beneath me. I delighted in pointing out your flaws while ignoring my own. And yes, I laughed along with that website when it made fun of you.

For this, Mr. Morgan, I am sorry, and I humbly request your forgiveness.

peace, love, happiness, banana pudding,
Russell A. Carleton

Repoz Posted: July 09, 2012 at 06:36 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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