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 [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Beating the Ninja

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I was playing Star Wars The Old Republic the other day.  It’s a video game, an MMORPG (MMO for short), which stands for Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game.  In these games, the player controls a digital character (also known as a playable avatar) that s/he moves around in a vast landscape, all within the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Better Than Winning

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So now we have the brouhaha over how much punishment – if any – should be given to the New England Patriots for using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship game.  It’s been proven that they did it, even if Head Coach Bill Belichick says he knew nothing about it (of course, no one believes [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Extra Innings: How Do You Play the Game?

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It’s not whether you win or lose It’s how you play the game. From 2004 until 2010, Nick Punto played for the Minnesota Twins (he now plays for the Dodgers, after a stop in Boston and another in St. Louis, where he won a World Series ring).  A utility infielder, he was a favorite of [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Letting Our Words Speak Volumes

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(I am constantly marveling at the power our words have, beyond just ourselves.  This is an updated version to an essay I had posted elsewhere a while ago, but lately I have felt compelled to share it again.) I have to laugh when I read a letter to the editor in the local newspaper or [….]