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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Well, that‘s a relief

February 10, 2011

Because you can keepvolumes of law on a bookshelf: “Federal prosecutors have cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five.”

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published this piece on the author of the new Vin Scully biography. The Amazon Report on Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story

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Curt Smith, who has a professed fondness for the boys in the baseball booth, has published another in-depth biography about an broadcasting icon. In Pull Up A Chair: The Vin Scully Story (Potomac), Smith — who has covered other industry stars as Mel Allen and Dizzy Dean— combines his admiration for the man was had […]

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* On this date

April 5, 2008

in 1934, WSAL hires Red Barber to broadcast Cincinnati Reds games. The Amazon Report on Red Barber: Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat 1947 When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball: The Year Jackie Robinson Broke the Color Barrier, by Red Barber

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