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Poor Mets Fans, Poor Sandy Koufax

Mets owners Wilpon and Katz ducked a 95-mph fastball. Based on a ruling today, the club would only have to cough up $162 million. Fans of the New York Mets are stuck with the present ownership for as far as … Continue reading

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Clayton Kershaw

Evander doesn’t get much news from The Coast: It rarely filters in to Right Off the Bat HQ. But I have been clued in to Dodgers phenom Clayton Kershaw. He has won twenty games in his first year: Doc Gooden-like. … Continue reading

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All Across the Telegraph His Name It Did Resound

Mariano Rivera mowed down the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of a close game, during the heat of a pennant race, thereby becoming the all-time leader in saves in baseball history. He did it at Yankee Stadium and made … Continue reading

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Wood toward the Spherical Object

In considering the superiority of the baseball bat over its cricket counterpart as a means to quell civil unrest (an oxymoron), Exhibit A might be the August 22, 1965, incident involving Hall of Fame San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal … Continue reading

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How a Pitcher Is Credited with Winning (or Losing) a Game

Long ago life was clean Sex was bad and obscene And the rich were so mean Stately homes for the Lords Croquet lawns, village greens Victoria was my queen Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, ‘toria I was born, lucky me In a … Continue reading

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