Friday, August 18, 2006

"Not color, nothing but Nuance! ...

... Oh! only nuance brings / Dream to dream and flute to horn!" So wrote Paul Verlaine in "Art poetique." And it appears we need more nuance in baseball as well: Eskimo Ballplayers Have 108 Words for Slump. (Hat tip, Dave Lull. Notice this, though: "The term to describe the state which lies approximately halfway between normal performance and a slump is: a Lull." Dave hasn't been in a slump for as long as I've known him.)

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