In today’s The Chicago Sun-Times, Gary Crouch discusses last weekend’s article on luck in The Wall Street Journal, which featured yours truly. He views the article positively, but he insinuates that I wasn’t such a good baseball player in my youth.
It’s always fun when professors, scientists and experts explain sports and how they can be broken down not into sweat and hard work, but rather into scientific equations. Remember the kid who always was forced to play right field, standing there pushing the glasses back up off his nose? Well, he had to grow up and do something. In this case, though, several teams are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for his research.
First, I don’t wear glasses…not that there’s anything wrong with that. Second, I was a power-hitting first baseman who once hit two home runs—the kind that go over the fence— in one game. I batted third and made my league’s All-Star team.
Just setting the record straight.