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You know me, Joc

When I met Joc Pederson Friday at The Mitch he was mired in a 2-for-22 slump. Yet he broke loose Tuesday with three HRs and 8 RBIs, then had another dinger yesterday. I am taking partial credit for the swing, … Continue reading

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Ring Lardner VS Otto Correct

It rained down in Cincinnati one day and somebody organized a little game of cards they was shy to man to make six and asked hi and Kari to play. “I’m with you if you get AC and make it … Continue reading

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Humm-baby ready for his close-up

For Don Zimmer (1931-2014, but especially 1987) “YOU SWING LIKE AN OLD LADY, NORMA” after Washington’s Ian Desmond chased a Ryan Vogelsong sinker into the dirt. Either he didn’t hear me, or he did and got angry because he swatted … Continue reading

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Sayles as Lardner

I and I caught “Eight Men Out” on cable tv, and then captured this still of John Sayles, as Ring Lardner, singing a parody of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (by Burr and Campbell, 1919, Tin Pan Alley thing): I’m forever … Continue reading

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Coupa, Beisbol and The World Serious

I slud into Coupa and was spiked by thoughts of if not Willie, Mickey and Duke then Omar, Luis Aparicio, Danilo Perez and Jessica Johnson. And Zizek. Continue reading

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