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The Real Story of Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World”

You Won’t Read It in the “Newspaper of Record.” Today The NY Times ran a brief piece by Corey Kilgannon noting that the Astros sign stealing was nothing new in baseball. Kilgannon pointed out that it was learned in 2001 that the Giants had used a system anchored by a telescope in a window of […]

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Time to Strip the Titles from Baseball’s Cheaters

You have to admire the “take no prisoners” approach of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in handing out penalties in the great sign-stealing scandal. At this point two well-liked and well-regarded managers have been forced to resign and have rightly had their legacies tarnished forever. Presumably Carlos Beltran may soon be on the chopping block as […]

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Who Do You Trust?

Following last night’s Iranian missile strike on U.S. military bases in Irag, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: “All is well.” Meanwhile in the holy city of Qom, Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “The U.S. has caused wars, division, sedition, destruction, and the demolition of infrastructures in this region. They were slapped last […]

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A “Make-Good” Gone Mad

So after all the controversy about statues of Confederate heroes in the South, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond decided it had the answer. The museum purchased a 27-foot high, 60,000 pound bronze and stone statue by Barack Obama portraitist Kehinde Wiley depicting a young black man with dreadlocks wearing Nike sneakers on […]

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A Deal to End All Deals

LITERALLY. It’s a deal that will almost certainly go down in baseball history as one of the dumbest of all time. Think Albert Puljols, Jason Haywood, and yes, Alex Rodriguez, the last player to get a mega-deal from the Yankees. Now the Bronx Bombers will fork over $324 Million over NINE years to a 29-year-old […]

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