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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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On December 24, 1969, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood wrote a letter to Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn protesting a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies and asking to be declared a free agent. Thus began a process that freed professional sports athletes from total control by the owners and began the period of […]

Manager Trifecta

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On December 9, 2013

While I have no problem with Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, and Tony LaRussa getting elected to the Hall of Fame, evidently the standard for being a great manager is working for a high-revenue team over a very

The Mariners sign 36 year-old “scrappy” veteran Willie Bloomquist, possessor of both a pedigree with the M’s, and a local connection, to a two-year contract at between $2.5 and $3 million per. What, Bret Boone wasn’t available? To quote Dave Cameron over at USS Mariner: Judge for yourself if the Mariners have actually learned anything […]
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