Baseball Prospectus: The Best Jack Morris Article You'll Read This Year

I mean, it's not the only Jack Morris article you'll read this year. This very StoryStream™ has something I did, as well as something from some guy named Neyer. But if you had to pick just one, it might be this one from Jonathan Bernhardt.

It seems some sort of bizarre performance art: one of the most respected national baseball writers currently working asserts that having a moustache and being gruffly confident is the secret sixth tool of baseball; will anyone call him on it?

Bernhardt uses logic, stats, and narrative to pop the Morris balloon -- something that others have done before, but this essay feels more comprehensive than what's come before. And it even goes as far to suggest that Morris is a candidate for the Hall of Fame because Lonnie Smith ran the bases like he had a burlap sack over his head.

In the absence of any other compelling reason, a Hall of Fame bust should not be awarded because Lonnie Smith lost his helmet.

Even if you're suffering from Morris fatigue, this is still the article to bring to Mars when we leave the Morris supporters behind, set up a colony, and build robots to play our spectator sports.

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