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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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Clemens: He’s Not the Pope but He’s Innocent

Ecclesiastical jokes aside, as if to prove our point that one of the greater glories of cricket and baseball is that they’re three parts purity to one part sleaze (or should that be three parts sleaze to one part purity?), … Continue reading

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The Overhaul of Fame

Since I (Evander) am always babbling (even occasionally in a coherent manner) about this subject, Martin has egged me on to comment further on The National Baseball Hall of Fame selection process: how to ensure only the greatest players are … Continue reading

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A. J. Burnett Tries to Save Yankees Season

I (Evander) hope the message tonight from Detroit is not “Yanqui Go Home!” The Yankees’s season rests on the shoulders and strong right arm of A. J. Burnett. The offense has sputtered. Those home runs the Yankees hit at their … Continue reading

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The Body Politic

Our book, Right Off the Bat, spends quite a bit of time exploring the less salubrious sides of cricket and baseball, including the corruption that has accompanied the games almost from their beginnings. Although one might wish that double-dealing and … Continue reading

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Broken Bat

There once was a TV show called Broken Arrow, and I believe it was on the ABC network (when stuff like The Big Three Networks mattered to the Mad Men of the Nielsen ratings). Today, players and even fans need … Continue reading

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