A famous ad guy once told me that. He knew that in advertising, like in baseball, singles are valuable. I might have gone with doubles, but that's not the point. The point is, I'll crank line drives in the gap all day. Because in this business, you need to get on base consistently. But who does the world remember? Willie Keeler or Hank Aaron?
Sometimes you need to swing for the fences. You may go yard. You may fail magnificently. But at least you're going for it, which is better than grounding into a double play. It all just depends on the situation at hand, and you need a good manager to know when to go big, when to put on the hit and run, and when to lay down a bunt to move the runner to scoring position.
Anyone else go for a beer and a dog right now?