Sunday, August 07, 2005

Damn Right

A paragraph from Tom Sowell's latest "Random Thoughts" column reminds us of the reality of baseball star quality:

If anyone ever doubts that Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time, ask him: How many shutouts did Ty Cobb or Barry Bonds ever pitch? Ruth still holds the American League record for shutouts in a season by a left-handed pitcher.

I keep forgetting Ruth was the best pitcher in the Major Leagues before he became the best hitter. Never happened before or since, and that's why he's the man, and forever shall be. Also, he understood that fans were the reason he made so much money, something Barry Bonds never has figured out. Which is just one reason Bonds will never be half the man, and player, Ruth was. Did I mention I hate Barry Bonds?

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