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The Greatest Hitter Ever May Not Be Who(m) You Think

I (Evander) was in some Hotstove/Grapefruit/Cactus Leagues discussions with friends. One, a mathematician named Paul, said he had seen an ESPN claim that the three greatest St. Louis Cardinals were Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and Ozzie Smith. We love the … Continue reading


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In the Beginning

To affirm that hope springs eternal, as the thermometer dips to 2 degrees F, a New York City/Right off the Bat HQ record for any February 20, teams are assembling to begin Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues training. Yesterday and today! … Continue reading

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Wordsworth and Baseball

I’m going nuts. No real baseball yet. Only puny spring-training exhibition games. Players I never heard of going at it in Grapefruit League or Cactus League cities I’ve never been to. Along with William Wordsworth (in “Tintern Abbey”) let me … Continue reading

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