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Soccer stuff…

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I’ve never enjoyed soccer,  but Rich Lowry has very kindly pointed out why.   Perhaps  his piece  will help you,  too.   How American of us to invent baseball,  which is quite hard to cheat at and does not reward on-field theatrics.

 

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July 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

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Prosthetic pitching…

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I hope this little girl  attains her  goal…

 

 

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October 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

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Jim Bunning, R.I.P.

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Hall of Fame pitcher and former Senator Jim Bunning  died this  week,  after suffering a stroke last fall.   He was as blunt and tenacious in Congress as he had been on the athletic field,  but I expect he was always prouder of his perfect games in baseball than of his service in Congress.

 

 

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May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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Vin Scully retirement….

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Vin Scully was not only an  outstanding sportscaster,  but he is also an admirable human being.   I was never a great baseball fan,  but I never minded the least bit listening to Scully’s smooth,  clear delivery of the play-by-play of a Dodgers game.   His obvious love for the game shone through in the ease with which he spoke of bunts and home runs and triple plays,  and his in-depth knowledge of the players.   He will be missed by many a baseball lover,  and I am happy the Dodgers gave this gentleman a grand send-off into a well-deserved retirement.

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September 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

Joe Garagiola, R.I.P.

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Former Cardinals  catcher Joe Garagiola  has died,  aged 90.   During his era,  it was quite rare for a sports star to successfully transition into a broadcasting career,  but he managed it.   One of the qualities which helped him do so was a great sense of humor and a dash of humility.   By all accounts he was a thoroughly nice man,  supportive of his community and his sport,  and ever ready to help out as a speaker.   He will be missed.

 

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March 25, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Presidential pitches…

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Enjoy a  brief history  of presidential first pitches.   My award for the best still goes to W for the strike he threw after 9/11,  and the worst was the girly throw of His Oneness.

 

 

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April 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

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Ernie Banks, R.I.P.

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I’m not much of a baseball fan,  but even I know who Ernie Banks was.  He was not only  an excellent  player,  but by all accounts,  a splendid man as well.   He makes so many of today’s sports stars look like spoiled children by comparison.

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January 25, 2015 at 10:12 am