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Bits and Pieces, Dec. 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

In a vain attempt to clear out my inbox, here is the final B&P for the year. Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these things as much as I have. Don’t read anything political into the posting of this piece about “How Bernie Sanders brought professional baseball to Vermont,” via The Sporting News. From, this […]

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As a long-time fan and user of, I marvel at how the site keeps growing and growing. Not only is there the latest generation of statistics, but BR has expanded to include minor league, Negro league, and foreign (especially Japanese) data. Not to mention the “Baseball Frivolities and Fun Stuff” section which includes: Baseball […]

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Yours sincerely, The Grinch

December 17, 2013 · 1 comment

I know baseball is just a game, and no one should take it too seriously, but this just brought down in my eyes just a bit. They’re supposed to be the ne plus ultra when it comes to chronicling the game, so for them to include this, holiday or not. There are just some […]

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Readers of The New York Times have noticed a shift in how the publication offers its baseball coverage these days. Gone (or rapidly going) are the regular columns of writers like Red Smith, George Anderson, George Vecsey, and Murray Chass. More often we have the succinct pieces and more numbers-oriented issues, such as Keeping Score, […]

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