Originally written November 16, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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At last, a voice of reason. After winning one of the most hotly debated baseball awards in history, Miguel Cabrera was asked where he stood on the new school/old school statistical donnybrook. "Both ways can work," he said. Wwwwhhhaaattt? But I thought, as our dogmatic commentaries kicked into overdrive, that the baseball world was simply not big enough for the both of us, that the loser of this transformative election would be spiked into a different sports universe to follow Jeffrey Loria's new Quidditch franchise (which, I understand, just traded its highest-paid keepers for a couple of secondhand brooms). Thursday's announcement on MLB Network had the feel of another night earlier this month, when many Americans sat before television sets waiting for another set of election returns equally certain that their view was correct and the other completely illogical. In sports, I would like to think we are better than that. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winn...
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