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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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Quiz kids

July 27, 2010

The Mental Floss website offers these quizzes: Did he throw a no-hitter? The Simpsons softball quiz The baseball card brand quiz

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Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without, by Robert Schnakenberg. Triumph, 2010. Schnakenberg takes his love for pop culture (anti-culture?) and puts a national pastime spin on it in this little faux-reference volume. The connection between PC and baseball has been handled in more serious veins by Jonathan Fraser Light […]

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* Just call me "Kap"

July 17, 2009

and I’ll be grateful for about 2 1/2 extra years, according to this piece from The Wall Street Journal. … researchers at Wayne State University, major-league players who have nicknames live 2½ years longer, on average, than those without them. On the other hand, I can absolutely refute further findings that “players whose first or […]

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* Riddle me this…

April 1, 2009

I wish George F. Will would publish another baseball book. In the meantime, here’s his quiz from the current issue of Newsweek. Read an excerpt from Bunts. Read an excerpt from Men at Work.

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