As I’ve written before, I love good baseball writing. So I almost laughed out loud when reading the Baseball Prospectus’ It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over and came across this passage from a story about the 2003 National League Central pennant race between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs:
The Cub’s opponents going into the final four days were the Reds and Pirates, and the Astros had four games against the Brewers. The top two teams in the NL Central would battle it out against the bottom three, and whoever beat up the eminently beatupable would advance.
“Eminently beatupable.” With language like that, you know exactly what he means.
More to come…