The ends of baseball

November 3, 2015

  In the latest issue of Slate’s sports podcast “Hang Up and Listen,” co-host Josh Levin ironically commented on what he saw as the tendency of pundits to confuse the Kansas City Royals’ aggressive base-running  and ability to put balls in play–the “actual” skills helped them defeat the New York Mets and win the World Series in 5 games–with clichĂ©d “intangibles” like “heart” and “hustle.”