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Excellent Sherrington column on the "mental toughness" fiasco

Outstanding column by Kevin Sherrington is now up, dealing with the fallout from Tom Hicks' latest episode of foot-in-mouth disease...

I encourage y'all to read the whole thing, there's a lot of good points...

One in particular I want to highlight, because I don't think it has been touched on much:

A clubhouse culture primer: In a long baseball season, players don't like someone in their face. They don't respond to screamers. They also don't like having their manhood questioned. You can criticize their performance, their pedigree, even their politics. But "mental toughness"? Put up your dukes, pal.

Bottom line: Hicks doesn't get it, which only adds to the real problem here.