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Lock Out the Kids!

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On March 4, 2015
The refinery giant Tesoro has decided that it can’t allow youth baseball leagues to use the fields it owns next to its Martinez, California refinery. That’s because there are pickets at the plant due to the refinery strike. Oh, and also to protect the kids from the horrors of the outside agitator. Oil giant Tesoro […]

Cubs Failure

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On August 22, 2014

Typical that the Chicago Cubs, with their century of pathetic failure and fans who revel in it combined with their Koch Brothers-esque owners, would provide one of the great, if minor failures in base

Hall of Fame

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On August 15, 2014
The Baseball Hall of Fame voting procedures are a joke, now even more so with random rule changes to ensure that those big bad steroid users everyone loved at the time and weren’t breaking any rules don’t get in. A sensible way to improve those voting procedures is to expand the number of people voters […]

The Mexican League

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On July 26, 2014

My wife is a historian of Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. So that means that I spend some time here when she is doing her work. Such is now. It’s not exactly a vacation, as I am finishing th

Victory

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On July 22, 2014

I know I am supposed to be all doom and gloom all the time. But that’s only true 99% of the time. Sometimes there are victories. Such as the concession workers for the San Francisco Giants who j

Given that baseball players are not the most intellectually curious of people, the battle for dumbest player can be tough. But Colby Lewis has a strong case given his outrage after Colby Rasmus committed the unpardonable crime of bunting against a shift with two outs and the Blue Jays up two in the 5th. I […]

An Official LGM Hero

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On June 3, 2014

LGM has some principles shared across writers. For one, we like booze. For two, although I guess this is not fully confirmed among everyone, most of us at least think Cubs fans are subhuman. No offens

Chicken Plays Baseball

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On April 23, 2014
Tonight’s Pathe film shows a psychological experiment from 1960 revolving around teaching a chicken to play baseball. Sound is lost. Really, this chicken would be in the upper half of the players who have graced a Cubs uniform in the last century. Share

Baseball Songs

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On March 31, 2014

Happy Opening Day. For that, here’s two of the best songs ever written about an individual baseball player. First, there is Buddy Johnson’s “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball

Cobb

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On February 12, 2014

I had never read this 1985 Al Stump remembrance of Ty Cobb’s last days. This is pretty amazing stuff. But hey, at the least the Hall of Fame is full of only the most upstanding characters, so th

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