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Pinch Hitting at the World Cup

In baseball parlance, pinch hitting is when a fresh batter (also known as the hitter) replaces another, always from the reserves on the bench, for the purpose of increasing offense. I have been pinch hitting with one huge difference: I … 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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