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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 Unhappy Recap, Part 2

The Players Tom Seaver’s June 15, 1977, exile to Cincinnati represented the apex (or nadir) of the dismantling of the great and beloved Mets teams of 1969 and 1973. Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, Ron Swoboda, Nolan Ryan, Rusty Staub, and … Continue reading

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Mariano

In 1996, the New York Yankees were the first team, and possibly the only team in major-league history, to have two roster players named Mariano: Duncan and Rivera. The latter, the famous one, injured himself during outfield practice at one … Continue reading

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Gary Carter, Whitney Houston, Many Events

The past several days have witnessed a convergence of many events, unrelated perhaps, but like all things juxtaposed by fate, each gives to the other a different and new meaning. There were the untimely deaths of only the third New … Continue reading

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Good-bye Jorge Posada

Yankees catcher of seventeen seasons, Jorge Posada, hung up his professional-baseball shoes yesterday, a month after Christmas Eve. I (Evander) had mixed feelings about him. I admired his strength in dealing with his son’s cranial development and the boy’s many … Continue reading

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Players and Officials We’d Like to See in the Hall of Fame

Here comes a bakers-dozen-plus-one list (additionally, two not quite on the shortlist, but who ought to be considered) of figures I (Evander) would like to see in The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Let the barroom brawl begin. … Continue reading

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Congratulations Derek Jeter on 3,000 Hits

There have been 17,000 men in the big leagues, with literally hundreds of millions sharing this fantasy. Twenty-seven out of the seventeen-grand have amassed 3,000 hits. Until today. In ultra-dramatic fashion, with a mighty home run, Derek Jeter became ballplayer … Continue reading

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