Gimbling in the Wabe – Extra Innnings (or, How Do You Play the Game?)

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In honor of the Major League Baseball Game, played earlier this week in Cincinnati, I am resurrecting a 2013 Gimbling in the Wabe, which was the final installment of a 3-part rumination on my love sports, but especially baseball. It’s not whether you win or lose It’s how you play the game. From 2004 until [….]

Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere by Lucas Mann

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Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere Lucas Mann Pantheon Books First Edition: May 7, 2013 ISBN 978-0-307-90754-7 Nick Franklin, a rookie second baseman with the Seattle Mariners who was just called up on May 27 from AAA Tacoma, is off to a very good start in his first month with the club.  As [….]

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 [….]