Michael Goldstein, using a helpful baseball analogy to explain why it isn't necessarily important for teachers to have long careers, on May 5:
David Ortiz used to be the Red Sox best player. Now he is their worst player. He may be the worst baseball player in the Major Leagues, actually.
He doesn’t have tenure per se. But it has been hard for management to pull the trigger on the obvious move: sit him down.
Ortiz is blocking an excellent player, Mike Lowell, from getting playing time. So not only does Ortiz stink, but someone good doesn’t get a chance.
David Ortiz's batting average in the 10 games from May 7 to May 19: .378
Home runs in that span: 4
Mike Lowell's batting average and home runs in that span: .269, 0
David Ortiz's slugging percentage, May 1 to May 19: .755
Rank of Ortiz's slugging percentage among all major league baseball players with more than 25 at bats in that span: 5