Gimbling in the Wabe – Peanuts and Crackerjacks

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This is my favorite time of year.  Baseball season.  Early spring, and it’s still cool out.  We’ve yet to hit the heat and humidity of summer.  So far from October, and the post-season, there is still hope in the air, regardless of the team’s record so far.  This year, for my team, it’s a scant [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Late Innings: Beer and a Brat

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It is my belief that in order to truly enjoy baseball, you need to have experienced baseball.  That doesn’t mean you need to have played it, but you need to have at least watched it live.  Major League baseball or collegiate, semi-pro or minor league, high school or even church league or city league ball [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Early Innings:Peanuts and Crackerjacks

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This is my favorite time of year.  After the heat and humidity and through-the-wringer of summer, the year has morphed into fall, with its cooler temperatures, the changing colors of the leaves, and the clear, clean air.  But there’s something else that’s special about autumn.  It’s October, and that means we’re in the Postseason for [….]

Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel

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Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Jules Tygiel  Oxford University Press, 1983  ISBN 0-19-503300-0 In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series.  During that pennant fever, I jumped on baseball’s bandwagon and never jumped off.  I have deep seated memories of the sport from my youth:  listening to the St. Louis Cardinals [….]