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Timothy Bracy, reporting from the Sports Desk of The Paranoid Style: Let me tell you how I typically watch the Nationals. I do not watch on TV, because I like my misery more mainlined and exquisite. Instead I watch the animation on the MLB site, which is a slow moving, human-adjacent nightmare simulacrum of baseball […]
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This is the grave of Abner Doubleday. Born in 1819 in Ballston Spa, New York, Doubleday grew up in Auburn, the son of a 4-term Congressman. He was sent to Cooperstown to live with an uncle and receive a high school education. He worked as a surveyor for a couple of years before receiving entrance […]
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This is the grave of Tim Keefe. Born in 1857 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Keefe was the son of an Irish immigrant who fought for the Union in the Civil War. His father was a POW; all four of his brothers were killed. Young Tim was interested in sports. His father was interested in him rising […]
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This is the grave of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Born in 1866 in Millvale, Ohio to a doctor, Landis was named after the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, where his father had been wounded a couple of years before. The spelling of that place was contested at the time and thus the difference between the battle and […]
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