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No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga 0

No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga

Though hardly Icarus flying too close to the sun, there have been times in Rodriguez’s career when he seemed as though he thought he would never fail. And in the trope of the tragic hero–a parable meant to illustrate the danger of ignoring the inescapable frailty of human nature–the fatal flaw as old as humanity itself has always been hubris.

No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga 0

No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga

Though hardly Icarus flying too close to the sun, there have been times in Rodriguez’s career when he seemed as though he thought he would never fail. And in the trope of the tragic hero–a parable meant to illustrate the danger of ignoring the inescapable frailty of human nature–the fatal flaw as old as humanity itself has always been hubris.

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Proctor’s reach extends past the numbers

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?” -Robert Browning The way we measure the greatness of a man has changed since Browning wrote those words. Or, rather, our desperation to change it has grown. In baseball and in life, the allure to proclaim success or failure based on what is […]

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Teaching through writing a natural fit for Red Wings’ Doug Bernier

Baseball players enjoy a variety of off-the-field pursuits. Some take up hunting. Some are avid video gamers.  Some are even in bands. Doug Bernier may have found his second calling. “I feel fortunate that I’ve been taught and got to play with some of the best players and teachers in the world and I want to pass […]

Quentin’s charge brings to light baseball’s double-edged sword 0

Quentin’s charge brings to light baseball’s double-edged sword

One of the undeniably attractive qualities baseball offers its fans is a sense of intimacy. Over the course of the 162, and season after season, players become familiar. We come to know their rituals, superstitions, and quirks. The spot on the cap that’s always caked with rosin. The moment the bat comes off the shoulder. […]