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No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga

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Though hardly Icarus flying too close to the sun, there have been times in Rodriguez’s career when he seemed as though he thought he would never fail. And in the trope of the tragic hero–a parable meant to illustrate the danger of ignoring the inescapable frailty of human nature–the fatal flaw as old as humanity itself has always been hubris.



No room for absolutes in Rodriguez saga

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Though hardly Icarus flying too close to the sun, there have been times in Rodriguez’s career when he seemed as though he thought he would never fail. And in the trope of the tragic hero–a parable meant to illustrate the danger of ignoring the inescapable frailty of human nature–the fatal flaw as old as humanity itself has always been hubris.



Proctor’s reach extends past the numbers

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“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?” -Robert Browning The way we measure the greatness of a man has changed since Browning wrote those words. Or, rather, our desperation to change it has grown. In baseball and in life, the allure to proclaim success or failure based on what is […]