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Facts Are Stubborn Things, Numbers Are Facts. . . The belief here is that the numbers currently being produced, and fabricated, by Major League Baseball reveal disturbing trends that threaten to further erode the quality of our national pastime. This is about comparing the norms and mind-sets of previous generations with what exists today. The strange, fun, learning experiences of a boy trying to play the Game, plus the observations and theories of professionals at every level will be presented for evaluation. You will read what MLB Hall of Famers such as Branch Rickey, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Earl Weaver, and Bill Veeck, among many others; as well as preeminent college coaches, Skip Bertman and Ron Fraser, believed about aspects of the Game they lived and loved. Also reviewed are the rules, assumptions, suppositions, and definitions dominating today's game execution and presentation. You can then decide whether or not the current path is the right one, or a course correction is required.