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Brain Genius Alex Rodriguez Explains Why "Even Leads" Are Better Than "Odd Leads"

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Alex Rodriguez undoubtedly knows more about baseball than I will ever know about anything, and so I choose to take the following clip not as cause for concern, but as encouragement. After all, if one of the greatest players in baseball history can have a thought this inane about the game, then I shouldn’t feel so bad about my own occasional shortcomings:

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I wish I could put A-Rod in a room with the kid from my little league team who once told me that it’s better to hit a bases-loaded single than a grand slam— because it’s important to have runners on base—and just watch them chop it up.

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