Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Playing By The Rules

One of my cousins was always the banker whenever we played the “Monopoly” board game. The rest of us didn’t like this, but we went along because we didn’t want grandma to hear us quarreling. Sandy said we had to … Continue reading

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Smart Baseball (Review)

If I had to choose which major sport to enjoy over all the others, it would be baseball, hands down.  That said, I’m not a “sports nut” about the game, I just enjoy watching it.  I don’t get overly involved … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Sportsmanship

A couple of weeks ago, I stayed up to watch an Interleague baseball game between San Francisco and Oakland.  My Giants had just returned from a triumphant road tour and were back at AT&T Park.  It was at home that … Continue reading

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Gimme Five

You accomplish something fantastic and your friend raises his hand overhead then says, “Give Me Five.” Reflexively, you raise your hand then you slap them together.  The high five is such a part of modern culture that it seems like … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Joe

Some ardent fans of baseball believe Shoeless Joe Jackson died of a broken heart.  I can’t judge whether or not that’s true, but I can understand how such an opinion might come about.  It is often argued that the kind-hearted, … Continue reading

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Dodgers And Giants Move

Although I’m not much of a sports fanatic, there are times when I enjoy watching a Major League Baseball game.  That is, one I attend in person, at the stadium with all the smells, sounds, and fellow fans.  In fact, … Continue reading

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The Billy Goat Curse

The peculiarities of baseball and much of my enjoyment of the game is due to the oddity of the superstitions revolving around it.  Most members of my immediate family don’t really follow any baseball teams, nor for that matter, any … Continue reading

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