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Because, let’s face it, its worth will be questionable. One of the things I loved about the old Street & Smith baseball annuals was the list of upcoming milestones that were within reach for current ballplayers. You could see, for example, that this guy was 22 home runs away from 500, or that guy was […]

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On the newstand

February 19, 2015

And, no, that’s not a typo, because I consider the “new” part to be the important concept. Visited my local Barnes and Noble, ostensibly to pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone for their Saturday Night Live feature. While there, I came across this: Ordinarily, I don’t bother with stuff like this, but it […]

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Not to mention redesign the score books. You hear a number of sports pundits clamoring about throwing out the records of those who have used performance enhancing drugs. But really, everyone knows how impractical that would be. What would become of the record books? Since baseball is a zero sum game, if you take away […]

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Something to aim for

February 17, 2011

One of my favorite sections of the then-Street and Smith,/now-Sporting News annuals is the part devote to player milestone/targets. It remains great fun to see where the contemporary stars rank in relation to the legends of the game. I enjoy looking at a player and counting down, and guessing if he’ll make the goal during […]

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When Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974, Ernie Harwell and Bill Slayback collaborated on “Move over Babe, Here Comes Henry,” a musical tribute. Wonder if some tunesmith will do the same now that Jamie Moyer has “bested” Robin Roberts on the all-time home runs allowed list? Like the pundits say, […]

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Weathermen and sports pundits. I’ve always said these are the top two professions where you can be wrong in your predictions a good part of the time and still keep your job. Saw this piece on the “dwindlization” of milestones on The Wall Street Journal site by Matthew Futterman in which he writes: “…this venerable […]

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