Gavin Hawkins is the managing editor of Bench Points and works for a large financial services firm in Jacksonville, Florida. He holds his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and his Bachelor’s Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He enjoys sports (predominantly college football), loves his dogs, and adores his wife who, in turn, tolerates him.
Gavin believes that baseball’s canon houses both the greatest and worst rules in sports in the infield fly rule and the designated hitter, respectively. The IFR because it prevents an asymmetric advantage to be gained by the defense through unfair game manipulation, and the DH rule because it is communist and removes the double switch strategy from the game.