It’s More Than Baseball

Sometimes you read a column and it’s so beautfully done that it makes you want to share it immediately.  Such is the case with Jim Salisbury’s wonderful piece about Freddy  Galvis.  I had the feeling, watching Galvis make the transition from shortstop to second base, that this might be Chase Utley’s replacement.  There was no doubt in my mind that if he could swing the bat in the bigs, second base would be the slick-fielder’s job to lose.   But as you read Saliabury’s cloumn you’ll see the system that nurtured Freddy behind the scenes, and be reminded why baseball is a metaphor for life.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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3 Responses to It’s More Than Baseball

  1. A wonderful piece by Jim Salisbury ! No other professional sport matches MLB for these longlasting, meaningful relationships between scouts and young players. Without denying the central role of Moneyball and Sabermetrics in modern day baseball, it’s still heartwarming to see the “art of baseball”/ “evaluating the heart & the mind” with scouts like Agostinelli. I’m feeling very optimistic about Galvis; he’s the real deal.

  2. Len Press says:

    Add that to the majesty of Spring, my friend. Optimism reigns. The heart and mind are informed by Sabermetrics, but defy being defined by it. Another by-line will be the chemistry between Galvis & Rollins on DPs. Ironic that the Phils’ decision to ink Rollins for 3 yrs was a reluctance to gamble on Freddy. Now the two are paired by necessity. Let the games begin!

  3. Amen !!

    Go Phillies !!

    Happy Passover !!

    May this be the year of our redemption !!

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