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Pitcher vs. Cather: Part 2

Perhaps it is by necessity that the catcher’s personality is quite often the polar opposite of the pitcher’s—after all they are at opposite ends of a flying mass of leather and stitching. It stands to reason that they think and behave differently. The major league catcher is often a burly individual with a broad chest […]

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Pitcher vs. Catcher: Part I

Baseball clichés pervade the American conversation. “You struck out there!” “He hit a homerun with that one!” “Three strikes and you’re out!” Such expressions convey meaning and context because so many of us know the fundamentals of baseball. Still, there’s one major part of baseball that is all but ignored by society. And, it’s more […]

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Biker Bunk

Cyclists are strange. An old family friend, when referring to these people, used to mockingly ask, “When did you start having to wear tight shorts to ride a bike?” Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for people exercising and I don’t care what they wear. I exercise quite a bit and it’s actually when I’m […]

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Word Wise

I like words. Whenever I see the word “flautist” for example,  I think of a professional farter. Flautist, flatulence. See what I mean? They sound alike.  It’s even better when someone says it. Flautist. Cracks me up. What are some of your favorite words? They don’t have to be related to bathroom humor.

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There are so many marginal sports in the Olympics. Gymnastics, decathlon, basketball, boxing. Then there’s a real sport, women’s beach volleyball. It’s the best sport out there. Top 10 reasons why women’s beach volleyball rocks: It’s a spectator sport. You don’t even need a real beach. It’s a team sport with a clear individual component. […]

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Manny Repackaged

It’s kind of old news, but the home-run hitter for the Red Sox, Manny Ramirez, was finally traded. Long overdue. There’s no taking away Manny’s natural ability to drive the ball. He’s a gifted hitter with tremendous power. His work in left field? Like he was “in left field.” Manny’s work ethic was terrible. He […]

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You need a curveball.

Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (Nuke): I ain’t pissing nothing away. I got a Porsche already; a 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt. Crash Davis: Christ, you don’t need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt! What you need is a curveball! These lines are from one one of the best movies ever and certainly the best baseball movie. For those who […]

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The well of blog posts has run dry for a few days. But, here’s a sports thought that seems to be endlessly bandied about. The New England Patriots were once again accused of running up the score in the latest thumping of an opponent, this one the Bills on Sunday night. Yes, they won by […]

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Apologies to those who aren’t a part of Red Sox nation. Assuming you haven’t been walking around blind-folded and with noise-canceling ear phones adorning your cranium, you’ve heard the clamoring for the Red Sox to re-sign third-baseman Mike Lowell. Yes, sure, he was the MVP of the World Series. He’s a former gold glove winner. […]

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Earning A Dream

The Red Sox are in the World Series and it’s good. I may seem like I don’t belong in Boston with this entry, but I read an article in Men’s Journal about sports that mentioned Chris Coste of the Philadelphia Phillies. While the Red Sox are living a dream, I found Coste’s story to be […]

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