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Football is an adrenaline game.  Baseball is a sport of properly balanced metabolism.  Steinbrenner hasn't a clue as to the difference.

In football, you can fire the coach and threaten the players, bribe and intimidate with instant rewards and punishments.  A coach must manipulate emotions on this ultraviolent end of the behavior spectrum.  In baseball, a sense of moderation is almost a philosophical precept.

Thomas Boswell, Why Time Begins on Opening Day, p. 279