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"THE ONLY REASON TO PLAY BASEBALL IS TO KEEP WINTER AWAY"

Don’t know who first said that mouthful – it may have been Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh - but it is one of my favorite quotes of all time. Of course the first rounds of the baseball playoffs endured in early October some of the worst wintry conditions in recent memory. The Phillies  Read More 
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On The Errors of Enthusiasm

Entry of May 19th
On The Errors of Enthusiasm

One of Branch Rickey’s favorite quotations was from Anatole France: “I much prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.” One of the early definitions of the word enthusiasm in the ancient Greek was “extravagant religious zealotry” and  Read More 
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