- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
- Nick: What’s fascinating, though, is that there isn’t any cash prize for the winner. It’s purely...
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
- ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. (1)
- Nick: Given how many arms teams tend to have stashed in AAA, it’s not that hard to call up players as needed...
- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
Category Archives: History
BENEVENTUM. The wikipedia entry for the Appian Way describes how the Appian Way was extended 35 miles past Capua to a place the Samnites called “Maloenton” (or, apparently, “Maleventum”). Pyrrhus had said about an earlier battle in the Samnite Wars, … Continue reading
VICTOR HUGO AT THE BARRICADES (SPOILER ALERT). Les Miserables is a great musical. Several of the great scenes take place at a barricade that some students have erected in the uprising of 1832. The musical and Hugo’s book are sympathetic … Continue reading
FLAVOR NOTES FOR BOG BUTTER. Joshua Levine article discusses the speculation that bog dwellers must have known that a bog would preserve a body buried in it because they made a practice of burying large amounts of butter in bogs. … Continue reading
IDENTIFYING ANCIENT DNA IN MUD. This article by Michael Le Page on the New Scientist website offers hope for a new archaeological tool. Scientists have had some success in looking for the DNA of early humans in ancient sediments in … Continue reading
EFFORTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BOG BODIES. The title of Joshua Levine’s article is optimistic: “Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets.” However, the secrets and mysteries remain. The article describes ingenious efforts which have led … Continue reading
THE UNCANNY NATURE OF BOGS. I posted here about how I believe that my Danish and Irish ancestors were bog people. I also believe that they lived in bogs because this was land that nobody else wanted. I had not … Continue reading
OGDEN NASH AND BASEBALL HISTORY. One reason that being part of a league with a history is appealing is that baseball fans generally love the history of baseball. As an example of the interest in baseball history of fans who … Continue reading
PLAYING BASEBALL USING 19TH CENTURY RULES. In addition to the display board, our league keeps the same categories that we started with in the first couple years. The league still has severe limits on substitution that originated when we the … Continue reading
THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. I have posted most years about when the oldest rotisserie baseball league begins its new season. Here is one of those posts that describes the league. I always enjoy the comments … Continue reading