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Oldtimers’ Day 2013

Following the whole media-and-financial brouhaha between Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, it has taken me (Evander) a few extra days to digest all the doings of the New York Yankees sixty-seventh Oldtimers’ Day. Unofficially, this treasured event has its origins … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (cont’d)

Dharamshala this ain’t. (That blog was posted not only on Shakespeare’s birth and death day, it was posted on the 90th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium.) But the original Yankee Stadium was (James Hilton’s) Shangri-La to baseball-crazed fans … Continue reading

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William DeKova White

I (Evander) can hardly wait to read Uppity by Bill White. Easy prediction: Baseball fans will love it. White played for three teams, all National League: the Giants (both in New York and San Francisco, which undoubtedly has something to … Continue reading

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Beibu Rusu! Our Hearts Go out to Japan

Beibu Rusu is the Japanese form of “Babe Ruth”. The Japanese also have the sports-word pepitone. It’s a noun meaning “goof-off,” and this beau mot comes from The Chrysanthemum and the Bat by Robert Whiting. We’ve had a lot of … Continue reading

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