This article is from the archive of our partner .

"Pitchers are the real athletes, and we’re more intelligent. This is based on baseball science."

--San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, in today's New York Times, on why he thinks pitchers do more crossword puzzles than their teammates. Wilson, a somewhat eccentric and beloved charcter on the World Series-winning Giants last year, had expressed his desire to appear in a Times crossword puzzle around the same time. Today he gets his wish: he's included in the Times' Thursday crossword. The Giants play the Dodgers in an opening day game tonight.

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.