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Mariano Rivera Knocking on the Door

Mariano Rivera notched career save 595 last night in super-dramatic fashion at Fenway Park. Seven more and he surpasses Trevor Hoffman, the all-time leader in saves. I (Evander, and Martin has publicly joined in this sentiment) can truly say I … Continue reading

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Unhappy Meals

I (Evander) earlier reported on what may have been the worst call of the season. The San Diego Padres scored a 1-0 win against the Seattle Mariners when home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi lost count of the count, and batter Cameron … Continue reading

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You Can’t Count on Anything

Something new always happens in baseball. I (Evander) don’t know if this is a first, but I cannot remember it happening. (I do remember this oddity: One of former lifetime home-run champion Hank Aaron’s round-trippers [cricket fans: baseballspeak for “home … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re the Greatest!

The New York Times reports that Mariano Rivera made his first spring-training appearance. Twelve pitches. Nine strikes. Three out. Next! Rivera has been doing this for sixteen seasons. I cannot remember any player, at any position, so dominating the baseball … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Anew…We Hope

This has been one of those old-fashioned New York City winters, the bleeding kind that Paul Simon wrote about in “The Boxer,” which seem to have departed with the 1970s. Those were winters before el Niño and la Niña, when … Continue reading

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