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Of Profar, Goyo, and prolixity

jamcadbury (Texas): Jamey Newberg of the Newberg report recently ranked Jurickson Profar as the 6th best prospect in the Rangers’ system. Is he crazy or simply more knowledgable than the rest of us?

Kevin Goldstein: I think he’s clearly talking to some very smart people.

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He was struck, as well, by their apparent silence.  It seemed probable to him that in any given grouping of an African gray parrot -- a notoriously prolix species -- and a boy of nine or ten, at any given moment, one or the other of them ought to be talking.  Here was another anomaly.  As for what it promised, this the old man -- though he had once made his fortune and his reputation through a long and brilliant series of extrapolations from unlikely groupings of facts -- could not, could never, have begun to foretell.

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(To get to 75 words, I pasted a passage from the only writer I know with a deeper vocabulary than Goyogringo.)

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