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GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 03: General manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers watches practice at summer training camp on August 3, 2009 at the Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Eds: With AP Photos.) Ted Thompson played one season of baseball at Southern Methodist in 1975, so he knows a little about the game. He also knows a bit about swinging and missing. The Green Bay Packers general manager used a baseball metaphor Thursday as he talked about next week's NFL draft and his philosophy about trading. He credited retired Packers GM Ron Wolf in his explanation. ''It's like Ron always said: `It's kind of like baseball, you're not going to get a hit every time you go to the plate, but if you have more swings you have a better chance at getting a hit,''' said Thompson, who has eight selections overall. ''I think as a general philosophy, I'd rather have more than less. But at the end of the day I'd rather have more quality than anything. But quality and quantity both is a nice thing.'' For the most part, Thompson's previous eight drafts have had both. He has picked 75 players overall, and when the season ended with a 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in t...
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