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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Baseball Question of the Day: What is your least-popular baseball opinion?

Another day of no baseball news, another conversation-starter question by your descending-into-increasing-madness blogger-in-chief. No, really, I’m fine. Having my wife working six feet from me after a decade of workplace solitude, all while playing her playlist of 80s slow jams is totally fine. I mean, not gonna lie, I like a lot of the jams, but I feel like her loudly singing along to Basia’s “Time and Tide” is . . . a bit much.

Not that I’m some prize to be quarantined with. We’re all doing the best we can.

Anyway, the question: What’s your least-popular baseball opinion?

Before you answer, know that anything having to do with the DH doesn’t qualify. People feel very passionately about the DH and will tell you that you are the antichrist for thinking about it the way you do, but for each position you take on it, you have a few million people on your side. You all have quite popular ideas about the DH, in fact. It’s just that anyone who doesn’t share it hates it. That’s not what I’m after. I want something more singular.

I’ll go first:

A lot of the people who shout about “timelining” strike me as exceedingly presentist in their outlooks, and one could use certain aspects of their arguments to claim that the 1980s, not the present time, would be the peak for baseball- which should be enough to give one pause with the concept…..


QLE Posted: March 25, 2020 at 12:38 AM | 142 comment(s)
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