Grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side

If you think “points scored” is the only measure by which an individual basketball player should be judged, and you think Shane Battier has been a bust in the NBA, you should read Michael Lewis’ cover story from the NY Times magazine. Everyone else can safely ignore it—it’s strangely lacking insight.

Also, this is bizarre to read:

It was Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx when Jeff Weaver slipped into a Yankees uniform for the first time in July 2002. The still-robust principal owner, George Steinbrenner, slapped the 25-year-old Weaver on the back and introduced him to Yogi Berra, proudly trumpeting his future ace.

“Meet my new star,” Steinbrenner said, beaming, even though he admitted he had never seen Weaver pitch. “This young man could be our No. 1 or 2 pitcher for eight years, for a long time. He’ll fit right in.”

I hate the Yankees.

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