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Chase Utley—Some Old School Brilliance in the Tarnished Modern Game

"Took a bead on the northern plains and just rolled that power on."—Bob Seger, Roll Me Away

The Silver Bullet Man doesn't get enough credit for his lyrics in this humble scribe's opinion.  Sure, you can take him literally in everything he writes because his strokes work in that regard, but nobody ever found a subtle literary undertone without looking for it.

The Man could've simply been referring to the northern plains of the Dakotas, Minnesota, or Montana.  Or he could've been alluding to the greater glory the Fates have metaphorically placed above all our heads.

I choose the second—Seger's at a crossroads in his life and he's looking for the right direction, one he thinks he's found for the moment.

Regardless, the metaphor jum...

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