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Come On Down and Chat

My latest is up over at the National Pastime Museum: Partly about Gabby Hartnett’s fabled “Homer in the Gloaming,” which propelled the Cubs to the 1938 pennant, but mostly about the largely forgotten leadup that helped it endure.

I’ll be chatting about it today at 1 p.m. EST. Come on by for a visit.

Homer Gloaming

 

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Grover Cleveland Alexander, and the Decision Upon Which the 1915 World Series Turned

Read my latest over at The National Pastime Museum, about Grover Cleveland Alexander, and the decision upon which the 1915 World Series turned.

Then, come chat with me, at 1 p.m. EST.

Alex

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Come Chat About the Mahatma

Can’t get enough Branch Rickey? My latest piece, Branch Rickey’s Baseball Revolution: The Continental League, is now up at The National Pastime Museum. I’ll be chatting about it at 10 a.m. PST today. Come on by.

Rickey Continental

 

 

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Branch Rickey: Making Baseball Better In So Many Ways

Come chat with me at 10 a.m. this morning over at the National Pastime Museum, where my latest—about Branch Rickey and his underappreciated contribution to the arena of baseball safety—is now up.

BRANCH-RICKEY-PT1

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Sports Illustrated Meets the Code

Today’s news: The kickoff of my new column for Sports Illustrated.com, covering — what else?

Last month I wrote in this space about the spate of verbal indiscretions committed by people around baseball who should really know better. Since that time, it’s only gotten worse. A natural topic to start with.

The SI pieces will be coming roughly ever couple weeks, and I’ll republish them here. I’ll still be writing regularly for this blog, as well. Enjoy.

– Jason

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Brian Wilson and the Ways of the Crossword

Just a quick word to point out an article I wrote recently for the New York Times, about Brian Wilson, the crossword puzzle and what is no longer an unrequited love affair.  Also, you can check out a brief write-up of the piece on the Timescrossword blog.

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Playoffs in San Francisco a Busy Time

Posts  to this site have been fewer in frequency lately. This is partly due to the limited number of games offering fewer chances for the unwritten rules to crop up.

More so, however, is ongoing playoff coverage. As the Giants continue to win, I’ve been busy covering them for a number of news outlets.

I’ve had two articles in the New York Times recently, one—which came out online today, in advance of tomorrow’s Sunday print edition—details what’s happened to Pablo Sandoval this season in terms of his diminished success.

Another, which came out a couple weeks ago, talks about Buster Posey, and the Giants’ decision to keep him in the minor leagues to start the season.

Not quite the Code, but hey, it’s the playoffs.

– Jason

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