Category Archives: Sports

COMPETING AT BAKING.

COMPETING AT BAKING. I posted here that: “When our children were very young, my wife Mary Jane found it amusing when I confessed that I have never liked playing Ring Around the Rosy because nobody won.” Mary Jane and Annalisa … Continue reading

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OGDEN NASH AND BASEBALL HISTORY.

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

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PLAYING BASEBALL USING 19TH CENTURY RULES.

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

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THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON.

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

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A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH.

A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH. Here is a link to: “Line-Up For Yesterday, An ABC Of Baseball Immortals”. It was published by Sport Magazine in January, 1949. The link is to the Baseball almanac website, which points out that … Continue reading

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THE DANNY MURTAUGH STORY.

THE DANNY MURTAUGH STORY. Danny Murtaugh had a long baseball career as a player and then as a manager. One of the highlights of the career came when he managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series win over the … Continue reading

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HOW A COMPUTER CHOOSES ITS NEXT CHESS MOVE.

HOW A COMPUTER CHOOSES ITS NEXT CHESS MOVE. Nick sent me this article by Ethan Chiel at the Fusion site which shows how a computer chooses its chess moves. A man named Matt Wattenberg has developed a program which “visualizes … Continue reading

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BEER MADE WITH BASEBALL BAT SHAVINGS.

BEER MADE WITH BASEBALL BAT SHAVINGS. This article reports that beer made with baseball bat shavings will be sold at the new Atlanta ballpark for all of the 20017 season. The beer will be aged atop wood that is waste … Continue reading

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A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT).

A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). I posted here five weeks ago about a proposed baseball rule change which would automatically place a runner on second base at the start of each extra inning. I said that my … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE HUMOR—JOGGING AROUND WASHINGTON SQUARE.

WORKPLACE HUMOR—JOGGING AROUND WASHINGTON SQUARE. When we lived in New York City, I jogged around Washington Square fairly often (.55 miles for each lap, according to all the other joggers). One day I came in to work, and a colleague … Continue reading

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