I was accused by a reader in an email a couple of weeks ago of "over-intellectualizing" things. Big words, you know. Invoking non-baseball analogies and the like. I didn't really have much of a response at the time because I realize that, yeah, I am prone to doing that once in a while.
I have a response now, though: Nothing I've written over-intellectualizes baseball the way this article about A-Rod's contract negotiations over-intellectualizes baseball. Click that link to find references to psychological disinvestment, Calvinism, the progressive income tax, and a theoretical barter economy. There are even footnotes!