The Unexpectedly Chronicles The Chicago Review of Books & Twitter Remind me of a Ty Cobb Story

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The Unexpectedly Chronicles The Chicago Review of Books & Twitter Remind me of a Ty Cobb Story

In the Bill James Base­ball abstract he tell the story of a young pitcher who claimed he could strike out Ty Cobb any time any where on three pitches and told the man­ager of Detroit that it would only cost train fare to see him do it.

Fig­ur­ing you never know the man­ager sent the fare and the kid got on the mound and pitched to Cobb. Cobb mur­dered every sin­gle pitch the kid threw and sug­gested to the man­ager that they keep the kid around to help keep him in a groove.

That’s what I thought of when I saw this at Glenn Reynolds site today

Hey maybe if Simon and Schus­ter can get Jack and the staff of the Chicago Review of Books to ban and boy­cott more of their authors their stock prices will go through the roof.

In the Bill James Baseball abstract he tell the story of a young pitcher who claimed he could strike out Ty Cobb any time any where on three pitches and told the manager of Detroit that it would only cost train fare to see him do it.

Figuring you never know the manager sent the fare and the kid got on the mound and pitched to Cobb. Cobb murdered every single pitch the kid threw and suggested to the manager that they keep the kid around to help keep him in a groove.

That’s what I thought of when I saw this at Glenn Reynolds site today

Hey maybe if Simon and Schuster can get Jack and the staff of the Chicago Review of Books to ban and boycott more of their authors their stock prices will go through the roof.