Tag Archives: Jacoby Ellsbury

“Americanizing” the Original Americans thro Baseball

This book tells a harsh story of late-19th-century race and baseball in the U.S. Set at a federally funded boarding school, where indoctrination in what was rapidly becoming the National Pastime would “transform” (read civilize) Native Americans into “Americans,” the … Continue reading

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The New Breed Is Old Hat

Robinson Cano could not leave $70 million on the table. That is roughly the difference between what the storied New York Yankees offered their star second baseman and what the Seattle Mariners are paying. The Mariners have set Cano for … Continue reading

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A Word about Jim Thorpe

One of the greatest Americans played Major League Baseball for the New York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and (ironically) for the Boston Braves. I’m speaking of Jim Thorpe. Of mixed race (as are today’s Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red … Continue reading

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Red Sox Rule

Mark Twain more or less said while history may not repeat, it rhymes. Will the 2011 Boston Red Sox season rhyme with 1918, 2004, and 2007? I think so. The 2011 club is not perfect. But let’s take a look … Continue reading

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