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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Holy Shetrone! There’s no stopping the O’s!
I really hope the Baltimore Orioles win the World Series. I really hope the Baltimore Orioles win the World Series, and other teams respond by trying to do what the Orioles have done. It’s one thing to be the team that spends the most, or drafts the best, or trades the best, or focuses on undervalued skillsets, or whatever. It’s quite another to be the 2012 Baltimore Orioles. This team doesn’t count as proper science, because it can’t be replicated.
GM: So, the Orioles won. We didn’t. What can we learn?
GM: First and foremost, we’ve focused too much on adding as much talent as possible.
GM: What we need is a roster that isn’t actually very good at all.
GM: I mean, we don’t want a bad roster.
GM: Nobody wants a bad roster.
GM: We just need to find the right mix so the team as a whole can overachieve.
Assistant: Your plan is to build a team that you hope will overachieve.
GM: The Orioles bottled lightning!
GM: We need to bottle lightning.
Assistant: This doesn’t-
GM: I’m going to need you to go get some bottles.
Assistant: Nobody actually bottles lightning.
Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:03 AM | 41 comment(s)
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