A NEW Idea

“Everything that can be invented, has been invented.”
“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.”
“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”

I’m sure many of you have heard these “famous last words”. Whether they are true or not is a discussion to be had at a later date.

What I want to highlight, though, is our ability or inability to be original.

An original thought or idea seems hard to come by these days. Managers want the employees to work a certain way. Computers will only work will a prescribed input. Entertainers are producing movies and songs that our parents used to listen to. And just this morning I was looking at my dad’s ties….

You get the picture.

So, I am excited to introduce you to a totally NEW idea. A NEW way of looking at things.

It concerns baseball and the role of IMPACT players.

Here’s the background. For all you Toronto Blue Jays fans, you will relate. Remember Joe Carter? He was the guy who hit a walk off home run to end the World Series and win it for the Jays. Not too many people have done that. Anyways, many people at the time used to say that Joe Cater (a 30 HR, 100 RBI player) hit his home runs when either the game was out of reach or the Jays were ahead by many runs. People were questioning his IMPACT.

Well, a genius has provided all you seam heads with a new stat. A new way of looking at the IMPACT ballplayers have in the grand scheme of things.

This genius’ name is Aneez Kanji. Presently with Sun Media, Aneez has summarized his thoughts in a blog. Check it out. It may be the first NEW idea you’ve seen in a while.


Have any new ideas or thoughts or insights? Send a message to Karim and if he likes it, he’ll post it!