Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
"...why we can never understand the world."I'm not sure what it has to do with orienteering, but I like this quote from Bill James:
The human mind is damned to see cause and effect in everything that happens. This is why we can never understand the world.
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 8:35 PM
Bill James believes that with hitters, what you see, is what you get. You just can't teach people to hit. Pitchers, on the other hand, can very often suddenly "get it" and turn the corner. Maybe they change their arm angle, start throwing a new pitch, stop throwing a pitch, lost their velocity but improve their control. There's lots of history of guys like this and even more so when you take into account shifting guys from starters to closers.Post a Comment
But can you teach someone to navigate?