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Twilight Zone

As opposed to fantasy baseball… Bruce Markusen over at Hardball Times posted this examination of “The Mighty Casey,” a classic episode of The Twilight Zone that originally aired during the series’ first season in 1960. The episode featured Jack Warden as the manager of the Hoboken Zephyrs and Robert Sorrels as the ballplayer of the […]

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The Casey cliche

July 2, 2010

Why do so many stories about baseball — especially old-tyme baseball — feature a character named Casey? In this case, it’s a 50-year-old episode of Twilight Zone titled, “The Mighty Casey.” My arch-nemesis, Books on Baseball, did the legwork on this one.

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After a lull, Jose Canseco is back in the news after he defaulted on his mortgage and his home was foreclosed. Poor Jose, but look on the bright side. This can be fodder for his next book. a paranoic, conspiracy theory about how the baseball establishment ruined him for daring to speak “the truth.” Anyway, […]

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