People Are Retroactively Stealing My Ideas and Doing Them Better

I had a great idea for a post, where I would assemble a baseball team using only members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and fictionalize a team meeting in the club house.

A great idea, no doubt. And so original! Surely, no one had considered transplanting hip-hop artists into a baseball team. What brilliance!

However, just to make sure, I did what any good writer in constant fear of being called a plagiarizer does. I Googled it.

Lo and behold, someone had thought of this premise before. Also, they executed it far better than I could have.

I have been a voyeur of  Flip Flop Fly Ball for some time, though this post slipped through my fingers.

This infographic, outlining a fictitious game between the aforementioned Clan and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band,  is beyond terrific. Clicking the above hyperlink will bring you to the original post, complete with play-by-play. Take note that the umpires are the members of Led Zeppelin.

I love this so much, you guys. Bless you, baseball nerds.

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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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I can’t believe that Slipknot ended up at 9-9. Have you seen Clown hit the beer barrel with the baseball bat in the Duality video?