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The Bullpen Two-Step

Created October 2010 Manager Buck Showalter said it before Game 2 of the 2010 World Series:  Bullpens do not belong on the field of play. Amen. A fielder in full pursuit of a fly ball — while looking upward to … Continue reading

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Desperate Times are a Choice

Created July 28, 2011 This debt limit issue may send the United States and the World into the downturn of a century. Picture that. We could be within days of choosing between desperate times and reasonable answers. As a crusty … Continue reading

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Time for Baseball to Improve Safety Standards

Too often a traffic light is erected at a dangerous intersection after someone has been killed. It seems as if Major League Baseball is ignoring an immediate danger. Flying, splintered wood from shattered baseball bats have become part of infield … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Common Sense

A funeral is the most solemn moment of a person’s existence. As mindful people, we know never to scream “fire” in a crowded theater without justification. A similar ugliness and horror are front and center when a person displays a … Continue reading

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Surprises of the Year (so far 9/25/10) — Baseball

Surprises of the year in baseball 1 — Cincinnati Reds – put together a team; the whole is better than its parts. 2 – Boston Red Sox – catastrophic injuries, team remained resilient; AL picture may have looked much differently. … Continue reading

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The Assistant Manager

Dear Atlanta Braves:   I do not wish you harm. Needing to replace their manager, we’ll use the Braves as an example. Bobby Cox has become an icon, a likely Hall of Famer. His successor should be a man of integrity, … Continue reading

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Hit By Batter and a Present Danger

Shattering bats are causing injuries and havoc on the baseball diamond.   Some bats being produced today are splintering and separating long-ways. From time to time, the flying wood has become a threat to players on the infield. The most … Continue reading

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