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I highly recommend Pocket as a way to hold onto links you come that you want to keep. Unlike bookmarks, Pocket keeps the entire page and makes it relative easy for you to find stuff you “pocketed.” I have keepers going back six years — more than 5,000 links — and I’ve decided it’s time […]

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Bits and pieces

October 23, 2012

A semi-occasional attempt to catch up on various items of literary (and other) interest. ♦  Keith Eggener published this nicely-illustrated piece on “The Demolition and Afterlife of Baltimore Memorial Stadium” on I love finding baseball items from sources that are about as far away from baseball as you can get. ♦  As mentioned in […]

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Survey Says…

May 7, 2010

Today’s Wall Street Journal ran this extensive article about the differences (and similarities) between Met and Yankee fans. I took a brief on-line interactive survey, which rendered me — incorrectly — a fan of the Bronx bombers. (Only 14 people took the poll, which indicates that WSJ readers have better things to do with their […]

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* WSJ vs. NYT smackdown

April 29, 2010

While The New York Times seems to be shrinking — both in trim and number of pages — The Wall Street Journal is trying to expand its grab by introducing a “Greater New York” section with more local coverage, including more sports reporting. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. Nice feature articles, entertaining […]

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Dropped by the local Barnes and Noble at lunch today. Almost shocked to see only one “quicky” publication about the Yankees’ latest championship. The New York Post published The Best, a paperback volume. I never liked this type of publication. It seems like a money grab since the stuff for the most part is just […]

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* Peanuts! Popcorn! Tacos!

October 22, 2008

The Numbers Guy column in the Oct. 21 The Wall Street Journal published this piece on the likelihood of Tampa fans winning a freebie from Taco Bell. All one of the players has to do during the entire World Series is steal a base. Doesn’t seem like that big a deal. Either Taco Bell is […]

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* In defense of instant replay

September 9, 2008

In this Allen Barra piece that appears in today’s Wall Street Journal, Rob Neyer wodners why the sue of instant rplay should be limited to home run calls? [The] author of “The Big Book of Baseball Blunders,” asks: “Why can’t umpires use replay in calling safe or out? Official scorers already use it to decide […]

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From, this piece on the plans for the financial stalwort’s newest “toy,” which was the brand old newspapers put on the sports department. Because it was fun. You play it, see? Sheesh.

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The Wall Street Journal also ran this review by Pete Hausler of the new bio on the Yog by Carlo Devito. In sifting through [more than 4,000 sources], Mr. DeVito makes what seems initially like a strange choice: He includes many stories, anecdotes, and quotes that are now widely considered to be apocryphal (his word). […]

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* Whither Barry?

April 29, 2008

It’s still early in the season, but the pitchers seem way ahead of the hitters. Some sluggers are faring pretty poorly (Carlos Delgado, Prince Fielder, Frank Thomas, among others). Run production is down, as are home runs. Seeing any correlation between this and the Mitchell Report? Speaking of steroids, Barry Bonds is still “on holiday,” […]

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* Forget "The Book"

April 25, 2008

Remember “The Book,” that Bible-like tome where-in lay all the answers to baseball strategy? Forget it, according to this article in The Wall Street Journal. Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Ron Washington, and Co. are rewriting the rules, making it up as they go along, bucking traditional/ conventional wisdom to tailor their maneuvers to the modern […]

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The Wall Street Journal published this item about the long-in-the-tooth pioneers of rotisserie/fantasy baseball, including Glen Waggoner, now the executive editor of ESPN books. There’s also a video clip of WSJ “fantasy sports expert” Nando DiFino on these fine fellows who revolutionized the way the game is enjoyed, for better or worse, by thousands of […]

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