Baseball Card Database at The Baseball Cube
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Posted by Paul on March 30, 2012 | Short Link

How in the world did I live my whole life without this!?! Hat tip to StratFanForum poster clmdesign for linking to The Baseball Cube’s searchable baseball card database. Seriously, I could spend all day at this site. The site currently boasts 26,071 scans of baseball cards. Check out what I get when I search for […]

Dodger Stadium Parking Lot Concerns – from 1962
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Posted by Paul on March 28, 2012 | Short Link

Dodger Stadium opened to Major League Baseball on April 10, 1962. Though the stadium was an immediate hit (“Baseball’s Taj Mahal,” it’s been called), the design of the parking lot and entrances have been been debated since day one. See the article below, from the Ellensburg Daily Record, April 11, 1962. I find it interesting […]

Baseball Card Hall of Fame – Inner Circle
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Posted by Paul on March 26, 2012 | Short Link

My top 5 ballot, Baseball Card Hall of Fame (the “Inner Circle,” as we say) would have to include: 1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Besides the exceedingly rare T-206 Wagner, Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps rookie card may be the most sought-after prize in collecting. As a baseball card, it is an iconic piece of memorabilia […]

Are these extravagant promises?
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Posted by Paul on March 26, 2012 | Short Link

There’s a passage in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous that we in the program like to call “The Promises.” At the 6:30am meeting that I call my home group, we end every meeting with someone reading this passage. It goes like this: “If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will […]

Thursday Morning Click-Thru 3/22/12
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Posted by Paul on March 22, 2012 | Short Link

Just one link today. From Grantland, “A Seemingly Impossible Fall” by Brian Phillips. Athletes fall down all the time. They get tackled. They lose their balance trying to make a move. They hit the ground diving for a loose ball. It’s a little strange, when you think about it. I mean, who just falls down? […]

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