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Baseball Meets Smectymnus

As the Hot Stove League season kicks into high gear, with the advent of some old-style winter weather thro much of North America, all coinciding with the Presidential Inauguration and the federal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I … Continue reading

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Not So Super Superstars

They’re overpaid, over the hill, prone to injuries, and move about the infield and outfield with all the grace and speed of arthritic tortoises. They make elementary errors and they’re just not hitting the ball cleanly and racking up the … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Panda Mauls Tigers

Two big pieces of news come out of last night’s Game 1 of the World Series. First, the Giants’s Pablo Sandoval joins immortals Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson, and eventual immortal Albert Pujols, as a member of the three-home-run club … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is

The Detroit Tigers demolished the New York Yankees to win the American League pennant for the eleventh time in their (the Tigers’s) storied history: the team of Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg and Al Kaline among many other greats. The … Continue reading

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Tyger! Tyger!

I (Evander) continue this amorphous series of postseason blogs where I left off the other day: Expect the unexpected. As James Joyce might have said, yes, rain is general all over the Midwest. The Detroit Tigers, who lead the New … Continue reading

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The Suzuki Steal

Wait . . . hold on . . . what the hell just happened? How on earth did Mr. Seattle say sayonara to the Mariners and arrive at the New York Yankees on Monday and play a game (and win) … Continue reading

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Yankees Trade Young Bat and Catching Prospect for Young Pitching, and Ink Innings’ Eater

Pending an official announcement, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners, franchises with a history (A-Rod, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Jay Buhner, plus probably the greatest five-game Division Series ever [October 1995]), have completed a swap that will … Continue reading

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Explaining Cricket Stats: Part Three

We’re half way through our odyssey of describing the ins and outs of (some) cricket statistics, especially as they pertain to the one-day game. You are strongly advised to read parts One and Two¬†before going any further, otherwise you will … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez Gets Platelets’ Injection in Germany

Yahoo sports is reporting a form of therapy for aging slugger Alex Rodriguez that is meant to extend his career. This treatment, a procedure recently performed in Germany, is considered by the New York Yankees to be in line with … Continue reading

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Albert Pujols Does What He Has to Do

I (Evander) am no apologist for big-salaried baseball players. I have good friends in St. Louis, and in fact, uncharacteristically, pulled for this National League team during the 2011 World Series. So, I feel your pain Cardinals fans. But Albert … Continue reading

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