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Category Archive for 'The American Game'

Urban black kids have drifted away from baseball. Major League Baseball started a foundation to being baseball back to the inner cities, but what’s really needed is a black baseball-loving role model. This Village Voice writer thinks baseball needs Chris Rock. Describing himself as “an endangered species — a black baseball fan,” Rock argued that […]

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Angels of Fenway

Great song for Red Sox Nation. James Taylor: Bookmark It

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The church of baseball

Of course it is! Anyone who has ever been to a religious service is aware that the level of pious intensity occasionally abates; intensity must be relieved. All religious services therefore include what look (and sometimes feel) like intermissions. Muslims, for example, are instructed about the when and where of the breaks in the sequence […]

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This is kinda cool

Thank God, baseball season is finally here! .@AstroTerry is photographing all @MLB cities from space w/ #ISSPlayBall. Details: http://t.co/dEBQnsX79y #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/2t0KWlupTh — NASA (@NASA) April 6, 2015 Bookmark It

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Van man

Daniel Norris has a 92 MPH fastball and the best strikeout ratio in the minors. Oh, and he lives in a van: THE FUTURE of the Toronto Blue Jays wakes up in a 1978 Volkswagen camper behind the dumpsters at a Wal-Mart and wonders if he has anything to eat. He rummages through a half-empty […]

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Changing the game

It’s a start, I suppose. I love the game, but it has not escaped my attention how few kids watch baseball anymore, and the marathon games have a lot to do with it. If we want a future for the sport, they have to speed things up! They could always start enforcing Rule 8.04, which […]

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Hah

I knew this would happen: NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before they are eligible to sign with big league teams. The decision could speed the negotiating process for Yoan Moncada, a well-regarded 19-year-old infielder who left Cuba last year […]

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R.I.P. Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, 83. “Hey Ernie, let’s play two!” Bookmark It

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Wow, look at all the press following her around! And of course she threw a perfect strike: Bookmark It

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons. Bookmark It

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