Pythagoras: Pusillanimous or Puissant (Say That Three Times Fast)
by Mike Carminati
Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates—but pages
Might be filled up, as vainly as before,
With the sad usage of all sorts of sages,
Who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore!
The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages.
--Lord "Baltimore" Byron in Don Juan "Berenguer"
Statheads of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your 1982 Bill James Baseball Abstract...the first one that he didn't self-publish...before Elias started ripping him off. You get the point.
Anyway, the Yankees face Pedro Martinez and the Red Sox in the final game of their series tomorrow. The Zimmer Slayer is all that separates the Yankees from a sweep of the intradivision foe.
The Yankees would go up 8.5 games should they win. But more importantly, they would finally pass the Sox in the Pythagorean standings. Yeah! Then all will be right with the world.