WAR is more “widespread, threatening and serious” than actual war?

mlb_g_nowar01jr_203I was tempted to begin this column with the almost-obligatory lyrics from "War," a No. 1 hit song in 1970. But when Edwin Starr sang that war was good for "absolutely nothing'' (say it, say it again), he was recording a protest against actual warfare. My protest, on the other hand, is about something much more widespread, threatening and serious.

I'm talking about the proliferation of WAR: Wins Above Replacement. — Jim Caple

To Caple's credit, he at least acknowledges the value of WAR, but the above comment is just fucking stupid.

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