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2012 Little League World Series: A Running Diary

This Thursday marked the beginning of the greatest two weeks of the year (and, consequently, the worst two weeks of the year for my wife). That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the 2012 Little League World Series.

I don’t know whether it’s because my dad was born and raised in South Williamsport (he always mutters like a curmudgeon when they incorrectly say “Live from Williamsport” instead of “Live from South Williamsport), or because I never got to play Little League (I was a park league kid through and through…no fancy grass infield or outfield fences for me…they way you knew you hit a homerun is because the field you hit the ball into had to stop play), but I have always had a special place in my heart for the LLWS. Continue reading

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Outlawing Baseball’s Third-To-First Move Makes No Sense

My wife is Canadian, and had probably watched a grand total of three hours of baseball in her entire life by the time I met her. I, on the other hand, had probably averaged three hours of baseball per day since I was eight years old. Needless to say, the first time we watched a baseball game together I had some serious explaining to do.

She prides herself in being a quick learner, able to pick up foreign concepts swiftly and effectively—and my baseball tutorial was no exception. She figured out things like the infield fly rule, the dropped third strike, and the check-swing appeal with significant aplomb. Continue reading

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TheSportSpin’s 2012 MLB Predictions: This Stuff Will Actually Happen

After five long months of misery, that glorious day is finally upon us. No, I’m not talking about the premiere of NBC’s newest sitcom, Best Friends Forever.

I’m of course talking about Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, which commences this Wednesday with a game between the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and Bud Selig’s most recent blatant attempt to appeal to the Latin demographic, the newly relocated Miami Marlins. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name to “Los Marlins” yet, like some other sports have tried. Continue reading

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Guess That 1994 Baseball Player! #41

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to a brand new week of 1990s trivia. I hope you enjoyed a nice MLK day, but now it’s back to work. Starting with this. Continue reading

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Guess That 1994 Baseball Player! #40

Congratulations to those that got yesterday’s answer (and a special thank you to Rass who quickly pointed out that I had accidentally left Pat Listach’s name in the final sentence of the entry, which I quickly remedied). Hopefully there won’t be any further mental lapses as we move along. Continue reading

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