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When Keith Olbermann nailed it

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Today I'm going to do something I've never done before: I'm going to post a long video of someone talking, without much idea of what he's actually saying. Because I'm in a coffee shop and I think it's inappropriate to make noise with my computing machine. But I'm going to post this anyway because a) it's Keith Olbermann, who's preternaturally incapable of being uninteresting, and b) I'm pretty sure I agree with everything he says here ...

But just in case Keith doesn't mention this, I will: One of the biggest problems with saying that modern pitchers get hurt because they're babied -- relative to their forebears -- is that we generally remember only the forebears who didn't get hurt, while forgetting the hundreds and hundreds who did get hurt.

I don't think anybody would suggest that anybody's figured anything out. We don't know if the current amount of babying is too much, not enough, or just about right. But this longing for a bygone era in which men were men and nobody blew out elbows and shoulders is a longing for an era that never actually existed.