Numbers Game

“Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic.” – Robert S. Weider in In Praise of the Second Season (1981)

“Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.” – Pat Conroy

“Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie.” – Harry Reasoner

“Baseball isn’t statistics – baseball is (Joe) DiMaggio rounding second.” – Jimmy Breslin

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