Statistics don’t change, but interpretations do

In 1970 Reggie Jackson led the American League in two unfortunate categories: strikeouts and caught stealing.

I’m sure at the time Reggie was given great flak for his high number of strikeouts. But caught stealing? Probably a shrug.

Funny how things change, that in 2022 no one really cares about strikeouts (in most cases an out is an out), whereas being caught stealing is like taking a sharpie to the Mona Lisa.

Definite side eye comin’ your way… kinda how old-school managers looked at you when you struck out.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 40 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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