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Today marks the beginning of baseball All-Star break, otherwise known as the worst week for sports all year. Somehow the Mariners would be a playoff team if the season ended today, despite having a negative run differential. I’m sure that will work out great…. Anyway, we live in a deeply divided nation. But I hope […]

Ichiro!

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On May 3, 2018

It looks like the game is finally up for Ichiro, my favorite player of all time. There was no good reason for Seattle to sign him this year. He obviously had nothing left in the tank. After an OK 2016

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This is the grave of Cap Anson. Born in 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Adrian “Cap” Anson was a great early baseball player. He started his professional career in 1871 with the mighty Rockford Forest Citys as a third basemen. He was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1872 and played there through 1875, having particularly […]
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Great piece by an urban planner about how the ridiculous new Cobb County stadium for the “Atlanta” Braves is a completely disaster. The Braves chose to relocate to Cobb County from downtown Atlanta‚Äôs Turner Field after only 19 years because of a $400 million public subsidy from Cobb taxpayers. The costs are almost certain to […]
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