Crotchety Old Men Can Be Fun

Not on the Supreme Court, but as baseball managers, they’re perfect. There’s got to be someone crotchety, of whatever age, to say “there’s no crying in baseball.”  Or this:

“It’s become a young man’s game, especially with all of the technology stuff you’ve got to be involved in,” he said. “I’m not very good at it. I don’t enjoy it like other people do. I’m not going to sit there today and look at all of these (expletive) numbers and try to predict this guy is going to be a great player. OPS this. OPS that. GPS. LCSs. DSDs. You know who has good numbers? Good (expletive) players.”

Mets manager Terry Collins on his feelings about Sabermetrics, the math wizardry that is all the rage in evaluating players.

“You know who has good numbers? Good (expletive) players.”

Indeed. Get off my lawn nerds!

 

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