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A number of years ago I had a moment of insight as I was sitting at a table with a group of supposedly bright people. As I pondered the issue before us, I looked closely at each and every one of them and realized, with great clarity, that they were a bunch of chumps.

The occasion was our annual fantasy baseball draft, it was my turn to pick a player, and somehow the collection of experts in the room had all overlooked Sammy Sosa. As I said, this was some years ago, when Sammy, aided by a steady diet of Flintstone vitamins, was swatting homers by the dozens—making him a huge point-generator in fantasy leagues.