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The On Deck Circle

What does reason know?  Reason only knows what it has succeeded in learning. -Dostoevsky

If you could build your own Baseball Hall of Fame, what kind of place would it be?

It’s likely that the actual Hall of Fame includes several  players you admired while growing up.  It’s also likely that some of the players you admired the most then, and still do today, were never deemed Hall worthy.

You may not even have any real problem with that.  Intellectually, you probably understand the statistical reasoning that has served to exclude some of your favorite players.

But suppose we were to construct a Hall of the Heart, that is, a place (or, more accurately, an idea), where those players who captured our imagination all those years ago would be enshrined?  In fact, when we use the term “Hall of Fame,” it begs the question, famous to whom?

If fame…

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2 thoughts on “Hall of Fame of the Heart

    1. Jackson Williams Post author

      No problem, dude! 🙂

      I used to read + reblog the On-Deck Circle all the time when I was running my old blog, BORED AMERICAN TRIBUNE, and I thought I’d christen my new one by carrying on the old tradition. Cheers.

      — Jackson.

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