"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, October 24, 2011

We're Not Going to Lose, But If We Do...

I won't be too sorry to lose to the Texas Rangers, whose manager, Ron Washington, is both a character and has character.   Last night's video of Washington giving his young pitcher, Derek Holland, a pre-game pep talk, ought to bring tears to the eyes of anyone who's ever coached baseball from Little League on up:

Beautiful stuff.   That's what makes sports so great.  

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