Saturday, February 1, 2014

Paul Blair

Born on this date, Paul Blair.

"Instinct and natural talent mean quite a bit. Paul Blair could stand in center field and know when a ball was hit over his head. He would turn around and run, never looking back at the ball, get to the spot, and then look up - and there would be the ball. He'd grab it easily. No one can explain what Paul Blair had that gave him the ability to run and run and then know exactly where the ball was coming down. That's something that can't be learned. Such players know where the ball is going long before it gets there. Watching them, it seems they know as soon as the ball leaves the bat. It can't be explained or taught." - Earl Weaver 

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