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Sports Versus Politics

Terminus in WA Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 4:05 PM
Such disparity in baseball! Here's a Dem solution: The only logical thing to do would be to allow those with high averages two strikes, and those with lower averages four, or perhaps five strikes. This would give them a better chance against those high-average one-percenters who just make in unfair for the rest of the players. Occupy MLB!
It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics and in commentaries on politics. What has puzzled me is why this is so, when what happens in politics has far more serious effects on people's lives.

To take one common example, there are many people who believe that if the market fails, the government should step in. But, if Robinson Cano strikes out, does anyone suggest that the Yankees should send in a pinch hitter for him on his next time at bat?

Everyone understands that a pinch...