RIGHT MOVIE, WRONG REASON

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If you paid $10 to see 42, and you expected to see the story of anyone other than Jack Roosevelt Robinson, one of two things likely happened: You went to the right movie, but for the wrong reason You missed a great movie ... and that's a … more

THE BOYS OF … WINTER?

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“On a cold night you have to hit the ball 25 feet farther. So, in other words, if the fence is 338 feet and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” – Ralph Kiner, attempting to explain the effect of cold weather on the flight of a … more

MARCUM: A CHRONIC PAIN IN THE NECK

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If Shaun Marcum’s eight-year Major League Baseball pitching career should end sooner than later, no worries, he could always get work playing Cavity Sam. His medical record is morphing into the legendary patient profile of Hasbro’s Operation board … more

IGNORANCE IS BLISS

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On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: … more

NO, NO, NO

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A pair of Chicago Cubs centerfielders, Jimmy Qualls (1969) and Joe Wallis (1975), stole two of Tom Seaver’s early bids for a no-hitter. One year after being traded from New York to Cincinnati, Seaver threw a no-hitter for the Reds. Nolan Ryan never … more

LOCKER ROOM REAL ESTATE VALUES

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You can learn a lot about a baseball team from its locker room. The clubhouse is where relationships form, character is revealed and leaders speak out (or not). For the major league rookie, clubhouse real estate is valuable -- sometimes priceless. … more