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When I saw Richard Sandomir’s article in The New York Times last year about about Jeff Katz , the Mayor of Cooperstown who writes about baseball, I thought: there but for the grace of God…. My wife, a veterinarian, had a chance to get a job in Cooperstown way back when our daughter was two. […]

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Dan Gilbert, author of Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency, will be the featured speaker at the next Varsity Letters event hosted by Gelf Magazine on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery at LPR,  158 Bleecker St. Gilbert, will be joined by Michael O’Keeffe, Teri Thompson, and […]

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From ESPN’s Richard Durrett at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, FL: There has been some interest in first baseman Chris Davis from a few clubs, but it’s unclear if that will turn into anything. Fans love/hate the winter meetings. They hope their team can pull off a great deal and get that sexy […]

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The Art of the Trade in Major League Baseball by Fran Zimniuch. Taylor Trade Publishing, 2008. Strictly speaking, Zimniuch’s new book should be “The Art of the Deal” since he considers not just the actual swapping of players, but other manners of transition as well, including, for the most part, free agency. The book starts […]

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Happy Birthday, Curt Flood

January 18, 2008

Interesting that about the same time as the story comes out reporting that baseball salaries are at an all-time high, we note the birthday of Curt Flood, who was responsible for the situation, for better or worse. For better obviously would have been for the players to make a decent wage and extricate themselves from […]

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The New York Times recently ran this article about sportswriters as the new breed of free agent, moving from publication to publication for higher and higher salaries. Rick Reilly recently left Sports Illustrated for ESPN The Magazine, while Dan Patrick did the reverse (think of it as a trade of two superstars). These are just […]

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