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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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ARMAGEDDON FOOTBALL—-AN AUCTION TO SEE WHO GETS THE BALL FIRST IN OVERTIME IN THE SUPERBOWL?

ARMAGEDDON FOOTBALL—-AN AUCTION TO SEE WHO GETS THE BALL FIRST IN OVERTIME IN THE SUPERBOWL? I posted here about the asymmetry in the Armageddon Chess that is the ultimate tiebreaker in world championship chess matches. In the post I endorsed … Continue reading

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WAS WINNING THE COIN FLIP THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAY IN THE 2017 SUPERBOWL?

WAS WINNING THE COIN FLIP THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAY IN THE 2017 SUPERBOWL? A number of sportswriters have argued that the most important play in the 2017 Superbowl was the coin flip.The game was tied at the end of regulation. … Continue reading

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ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”.

ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. I refer to the proposed change in baseball’s rules for extra innings as “Armageddon Baseball” because it resembles Armageddon Chess, which I posted on here. The major similarity is that a rule has been proposed … Continue reading

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A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE.

A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. According to this article by Jeff Passan on the Yahoo sports website, major league baseball is planning to test in the minor leagues this season a new rule which would automatically place a runner … Continue reading

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