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Masahiro Tanaka in the New Year

The major-leagues’ sweepstakes for twenty-five-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, who had an incredible 24-0 record for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the 2007 Japan Pacific League in 2013, is on. Teams figuring to bid high (a lot of money) and far … Continue reading

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Home-run “Darby”

Although we at the Right Off the Bat Project are hardly enamored of the mere distance baseballs are hit, like anyone else we do sometimes feel that size—as measured by trajectory—matters. April 17 was the sixtieth anniversary ushering in an … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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News for the Delphic Oracle and the Baseball Writers

We might add another Yeats line to our title: Speech after long silence. There has not been much action in this lackluster Hot-stove League Season—unless you are a follower of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, signers of troubled superstar … Continue reading

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The All-important Game 3

I (Evander) have been watching this World Series at a bit of a distance and disadvantage. For Game 2, I was at the year-end (fiscal year begins November 1) board meeting of the foundation I direct when I am not … Continue reading

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Josh Hamilton Earns His Golden Sombrero: Christmas Also Is Coming

For cricket fans who may not know or understand the term, the Golden Sombrero concerns a succession of “hitting” failures within a single game: The batter in question strikes out at least four times. Josh Hamilton was the 2010 American League’s … Continue reading

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