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IF TOLSTOY HAD BEEN A SPORTSWRITER AND OTHER THOUGHTS AT THE START OF AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

September 27, 2009

Tags: Leo Tolstoy, Baltimore Orioles, Twins and Tigers, Karen Chilton on Hazel Scott

What did Leo Tolstoy say about happy families all being happy in the same way and unhappy families being unhappy in different ways? Don’t think Leo ever followed a baseball team though I’ve have heard that the Russian baron Prokhorov who is buying the New Jersey Nets may rename them the Nyets. (more…)

LABOR DAY REFLECTIONS

September 6, 2009

Tags: Tigers Sweep Rays, Orioles Beat Rangers, Dick Bosman, Skeeter Barnes


Labor Day is as late as it gets this year and on its eve as the season is winding down to what I hope will be truly exciting playoffs, it is high time for me to contribute to my blog once again.

For the first three-quarters of the twentieth century, Major League Baseball played double-headers on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. (more…)

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Story of baseball's reserve system and the men who fought to change it
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