Archive for August 8, 2007

Neyer/Stark/Caple Exchange

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2007 by jweiler

ESPN.com posted a lengthy three-way conversation over the weekend between Rob Neyer, Jim Caple and Jayson Stark about the meaning of homerun records, comparing eras, Bonds, Ruth, Aaron and all that.

Overall it’s a very substantive and worthwhile conversation, and all three have enough of a sense of baseball history and the meaning of context to avoid, for the most part, simplistic formulations.

But, sensitivity to context disappears during one significant part of the exchange – the coverage of Bonds and the matter of race. About that, more below.

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