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Monday, April 02, 2018

OTP 2018 Apr 2: This Opening Day, keep baseball pure—and keep the politics out of it

In a year when American culture seems to be dissolving before our very eyes in the shadow of a political discourse that often seems as turbid as it is abhorrent, there’s always baseball.

I grew up the daughter of a man who loved baseball; over the years my Mom learned to enjoy it just as much. My dad played it, listened to it, watched it, collected cards of players he admired. I can’t even pinpoint my first baseball experience, such is the way the entirety of the game enveloped around and melded into my childhood memories.

 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

An Opening Day Quiz for Baseball Fans | Washington Post

“There’ll be two buses leaving the hotel for the park tomorrow. The 2 o’clock bus will be for those of you who need a little extra work. The empty bus will leave at 5 o’clock.” — Dave Bristol, Milwaukee Brewers manager, 1972

I hit .487 on this but I suspect most Primates will do considerably better. Also, copy-editing fun: I spotted two misspelled player names. How many can *you* find!

sotapop Posted: March 29, 2018 at 10:42 AM | 91 comment(s)
  Beats: opening day, trivia

MLB 2018 Opening Day Games and Schedule Guide | MLB.com

It’s here! I had to take the day off as a religious holiday. Today it’s baseball, baseball, and more baseball. (OK, just about every day is baseball, baseball, and more baseball but I’m sure you get what I mean.)

Jim Furtado Posted: March 29, 2018 at 07:33 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: opening day

 

 

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