Steve Jobs’ take on home runs doesn’t jive


I certainly don’t think that I am as smart as Steve Jobs was.

But I do know that I don’t necessarily agree with him when he said this:

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

First of all, well… a home run can be better than two doubles if you already have someone on base. But when it comes to keeping score, 2 doubles racks the same number of runs as one home run.

And I would argue that the consistency of hitting doubles, base hits, and avoiding swinging for the fences at every pitch is actually a more realistic skill set for most of us to hone than banging big every trip to the plate.

See, sometimes you don’t have the right pitch to hit a homer. And swinging as hard as you can at every toss might not be the best plan.

To hit a home run, you need the right pitch and the right swing at the right time.

And those magical moments are pretty rare.

So I’m going to keep hitting dingers that get me on base and advance my runners.

Let me know how I’m doing if you are keeping score.