Jackie Robinson’s First (Integrated) Pro Game
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Posted by Paul on June 27, 2014 | Short Link

[from MiLB.com] April 18, 1946 The term “clutch” is often ascribed to professional athletes who raise the level of their performance at the most crucial, pressure-packed moments in order to positively sway the outcome of a competition, series or season. But rarely, if ever, has a player in any sport come through with a clutch […]

Eddie Vedder and Johnny Ramone Strat-O-Matic UPDATE
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Posted by Paul on June 20, 2014 | Short Link

When I first published the photo below online, there was some skepticism as to whether that was really Eddie Vedder and/or Johnny Ramone. There can no longer be any doubt: “…They put him (Vedder) in the room next to me (Ramone)with connecting doors. We’d sit there and play the Strat-O-Matic baseball game all day long…” […]

RIP Tony Gwynn
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Posted by Paul on June 16, 2014 | Short Link

On Being a Father
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Posted by Paul on June 15, 2014 | Short Link

This post originally ran on June 16, 2012, but it’s no less apt for me today. My daughter Ruby has a tiny bud of a pea plant growing in a dixie cup, and she’s been carrying it around all morning. She’s gentle with it, as gentle as a five-year-old can be, that is. She calls […]

10 Lessons: Creating a Baseball Simulator
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Posted by Paul on June 13, 2014 | Short Link

For those of us who are interested in baseball statistics, The Hardball Times (THT) is a consistent source of thought-provoking analysis and commentary on the game. Of course, we in the hobby know that there is a large segment of hobbyists who remain steadfast in their support of Batting Average and RBI for hitters and […]

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