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The Sorry State of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Well, that was that. Amidst barely any fanfare and mired in the depths of a downright stupid voting system, yesterday saw four new players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The four inductees are, of … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the Orange October

It’s October, which means the baseball playoffs are now in full swing. Our beloved Baltimore Orioles (note that I say “our” even though one of us—not me—is more partial to the Phillies) are still alive, all set to light up Camden Yards … Continue reading

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Opening Day

2:13 pm This weekend was rainy in Baltimore. By “rainy” I mean it rained non-stop, day and night, and it rained hard. From the time we got out of bed on Saturday morning until the time we got into bed … Continue reading

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Hats, Bonnets, and Baseball Bats

America is a big, wild place. There are lots of different kinds of people here. That is a truism, of course (haven’t we all heard enough about “diversity” already?). But occasionally, you’ll read a book or an article, or hear … Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame Game, Part Two

As you might have already heard, the 2014 Hall of Fame results are now in. The Baseball Writers have spoken. In the end, three players—out of the 36 on the ballot—received the requisite 75% of votes and will be inducted … Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame Game

This post is eventually going to turn into a list of my baseball Hall of Fame choices, but first here’s a little story for you. There are things we do as kids that can appear odd in retrospect. When I … Continue reading

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Stay Bearded, Boston

On Wednesday night, for the third time in nine years, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in front of a delirious Fenway crowd. The game felt over in the fourth inning, when … Continue reading

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