We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 23. That's a little late, even for us. But given the spate of players going on the DL...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Time to Start Writing Down All Those Sports Metaphors Applied to Politics. (Pat. It's a Column!)

Rafael Palmeiro in mid swing, Spring Training ...
Rafael Palmeiro in mid swing, Spring Training 2005. Photo by Googie Man 19:33, 18 June 2005 . . Googie man . . 774×615 (822 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
From Charlie Cook

Gov. Walker now has an opportunity that long-shot presidential hopefuls can only dream of: He is on the verge of breaking through to front-runner status. He is going to be asked thousands of questions—some fair, some not, some awkwardly or vaguely worded, others that could contain a trap. Like a baseball batter, he can take pitches that are high and inside, or he can swing at them. It's what separates the major-leaguers from the wannabes.

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