29 Oct '16, 6pm

World Series evokes talk of the yips, Walter Hagen and the golf gods

Facebook Pinterest Getty Images Walter Hagen hitting a shot during the British Open at Hoylake in 1924. (Photo by Kirby/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Baseball and golf apparently have a lot in common, beyond the obvious, that each has bats, balls and, well, cups. Golf keeps turning up in World Series discussions, as it did again today in this story by Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune . Greenstein is writing about the inability of Cubs’ pitcher Jon Lester to throw to first. The headline: The curious case of Jon Lester’s yips. The man on whom Greenstein pressed to discuss it was Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, who provides analysis for Fox’ telecast of the series. Smoltz also is an excellent golfer, whose handicap index is +1.3. Smoltz, as any good golfer would be, was reluctant to discuss the yips, Greenstein said, even declining to say the word...

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