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Entries Tagged as 'Baseball'

Head Trauma? Rugby, Motor Racing Step on Up!

August 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Baseball, Cricket, Football, Motor racing, Rugby, The National

A couple of posts on this blog suggest the National Football League will not exist as we know it — if it exists at all — 20-30 years from now. By then, all the horrors of football-related brain trauma will have been clearly laid out and, barring some unexpected breakthrough in protective equipment, the lawsuits […]

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Anthem and U.S. Sports: Stop It Already

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Football

What I said a year ago. Nothing has changed.

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The Dodgers and the 40-Plus-Man Roster

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Baseball players used to talk about how it “takes 25 guys” to win a World Series. Referring to the size of a Major League roster. Twenty-five guys? That idea is so 20th century. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 82-34 and on pace for 115 victories — 10 more than any Dodgers team has won. And […]

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Someone Is Going to Get Killed

August 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Baseball

On August 17, 1920, Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was struck on the head by a pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees. Chapman crumbled to the ground as Mays fielded the ricochet and threw to first. Chapman seemed to come around for a bit, despite blood coming out of his […]

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Cubs Do Right, Finally, by Persecuted Fan

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball

It was a terrible moment. Not in a cosmic sense, of course, but in a way that millions of baseball fans could recognize — and realize that, but for the grace of God, it could have happened to them. Steve Bartman. The Chicago Cubs and Florida Marlins in Game 6 of the 2004 National League […]

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Dodgers Don’t Need to Make a Deal

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

The non-waivers trade deadline is tomorrow at 1 p.m. PDT. And what should the Los Angeles Dodgers, frustrated since 1988 in their attempts to get back to the World Series, do ahead of the deadline? Nothing. Well, they could tinker around the edges of the club, if they see some left-handed hitter who could help […]

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Why Wasn’t Adrian Beltre a Dodger For Life?

July 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

Adrian Beltre has 2,998 hits in his career. As soon as tomorrow’s game with the Baltimore Orioles, the Texas Rangers third baseman could join the 3,000-hit club, becoming the 31st member. Not really a big surprise, when we look back at how long (20 seasons) and productive Beltre’s career has been. Now 38, he received […]

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Have We Seen the End of ‘Peak’ Clayton Kershaw?

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

This could be when the “too good to be true” moment arrived for the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers. There they were, stampeding through the season, threatening to eclipse records for “games won” in Los Angeles (102) and even Brooklyn (105), and then on a Sunday afternoon in Chavez Ravine left-hander Clayton Kershaw, walked out of […]

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Dodgers on Pace for Club-Record 110 Victories

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Dodgers

It all has seemed strange and magical. Twenty-two games into the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 10-12. They already had injury issues and it looked as if they would have their work cut out for them in a division where the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies looked formidable, even if they were the […]

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Hurrah! A Yank in a Slam Semifinal!

July 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, Tennis

OK, maybe it has been about homerism. I have a fairly strong recollection of a time when I was more interested in men’s tennis than I am now. A decade-plus ago. Which would coincide with what turned out to be the end of American significance among the world’s elite male tennis players. U.S. men’s tennis […]

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