Tag Archives: Tim Lincecum

The Curious Simplicity of Cricket and Baseball

As I (Martin) watched Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants plying his trade against the Los Angeles Dodgers the other night, one thought kept running through my mind: baseball is such a simple game. A ball, a bat, and some … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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We Are the Champions, We Are the Champions, We Are the Champions

In the end, it was diminutive Venezuelan Marco Scutaro delivering as ballyhooed Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera struck out without offering a swing. The Giants earned their seventh World Championship, second in three years, as well as second since leaving New York … 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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Whoever Said April Is the Cruelest Month

OK literary mavens, you all know it was Possum himself who contradicted Jeff Chaucer by declaring April the cruelest month. So far, for the Boston Red Sox, it has been. But as anticipated in my previous blog, the Swawx didn’t … Continue reading

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