Sunday, September 17, 2006
Bimbo believes that baseball stats before the 1950s could be inaccurate. There was less obsessive statistical documentation and a smaller audience, he argues. Plus, the game was played differently enough as to be a different game. In other words, he doubts the clout of the Babe to be relevant to today's game.
Betty vehemently disagrees, believing in the wonder of life, the essential continuity of baseball, and a messianic Babe who played against great pitching and a rigorous press. What do you think?