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Cosmic Quote #81: Play Ball!

“Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.”–Vin Scully

Non Sequitur

Ah, it’s that time of the year again.  And the statistical probability is that I will be distracted to no end.  But the baseball season won’t be quite the same without Vin Scully.  He started calling games the year I was born and that was–er, that was–damned if I’m telling.  Just watch the games and keep score.   (If you’re a blasphemer and don’t like baseball, try my other blog (and podcast) at www.seekingdelphi.com.

 

Comments

  1. Mike Walsh says:

    “Little roller up along first. Behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!”
    “If one picture is worth a thousand words, you have seen about a million words. But more than that, you have seen an absolutely bizarre finish to Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets are not only alive, they are well and they will play the Red Sox in Game 7 tomorrow.”
    Scully had many but that is the one etched in my mind forever.

    • I had my company’s front row field box seats for that game at Shea–and didn’t go. My wife was do with our one child that weekend, so I gave them to clients whom I would have preferred to escort to the game. And of course, my wife delivered a week late. My daughter has always loved that story.

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