Unlike a certain column in the past, Albom wasn’t making anything up in claiming “the eyes have it.” But it was fanciful in another way, popping off a couple of days after native Michigander and childhood Tigers fan Nate Silver, the king of the stats geeks, made the numbers-based case for Mike Trout.
“The only thing that’s missing is the proverbial blogger in his proverbial mother’s proverbial basement. Actually, that might have been in there. I couldn’t stand to go back and read the damned thing again. No, Mitch Albom is not a baseball writer. At this point he’s not really a sports writer. But as long as reputable news organizations are willing to publish this sort of drivel, his work is fair game.”