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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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Not on my bookshelf

September 19, 2014 · 0 comments

My old friend Steven Rosch posted a link to an SI article about the next big thing in baseball equipment on my Facebook timeline. I know you have to move along with the times, but this, this is an abomination. I understand not all gloves are made of leather; you frequently read about poor  kids […]

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Come on, Mets fans, how many of you cringed when you saw David Wright go down as the result of a Matt Cain fastball to the head? And this a couple of days after this piece in which he said he would use the new, more protective batting helmet if it was available? And also, […]

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This piece on a new generation of protective gear from The New York Times. The macho-ness of the athlete still prefers cool over safety. But ask some of the poor guys who were badly injured by bean balls to see if they might not have wanted one of these babies. …[I]t is hard to predict […]

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