October is a big month for the baseball world. And Jay would like nothing better than to talk baseball with George Will — which he does.
Will wrote a blockbuster baseball book, Men at Work. It keeps selling and selling. He himself is an encyclopedia of baseball. He has opinions, as everyone does, and they are all undergirt by facts.
With Jay, he talks a little about his boyhood. His family, his (brief) career in Little League, his attachment to the Cubs.
The two also talk about various issues in baseball: the length of the season, for example, and the length of the basepaths. Also the issue of drugs in the sport.
And don’t forget Pete Rose: Should he be in the Hall or not?
Jay asks Will to name some of his favorite pitchers, hitters, and managers, which he does. He also tells a story about his dinner with Ted Williams.
At the end, Will instructs Jay, “Don’t try to tickle metaphysics out of baseball.” Words to live by.
Anyway, celebrate baseball with one of the best minds in it, George F. Will.
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