Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Rumor of Printed Books Dying is Greatly Exaggerated

So sayeth Gizmodo and Flavorwire.

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Is Donald Trump Saving Our Democracy?

Yes, according to Frank Rich and the cover story of this week’s New York magazine.  It’s an excellent article and carries this bolded quote: “He’s a direct descendant of Mark Twain’s 19th-century confidence men: the unhinged charlatan who decides to blow … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Visit to Calgary

Enjoying my time lecturing and touring in Calgary with host Dr. Charles Boulet and his equally gracious and hospitable wife, Lori.

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Phillies Searching For Answers

Gotta hand it to the Phillies new management team.  Scouting the international market, they came up with a rookie that all of the other teams passed on.  They’ll be passing out his rookie card at the game tonight.  When you’ve … Continue reading

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They’re Lined Up At Zadie’s Again

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What’s the Next Experiment for the Arizona Fall League?

Could one of the most significant experiments ever undertaken in the AFL be the use of a robotic umpire behind home plate? Perhaps, but it sure would take the excitement out of Joey Votto blowing up.

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More from Big Sam Thompson

Beyond being a great resource about the man himself, there’s loads of interesting information about baseball in an era gone by in the new book about Sam Thompson, a cornerstone of the best outfield ever to play in the majors. … Continue reading

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