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Thom Jones: The Pugilist at Rest (in Peace)

Thom Jones was not a one-shot wunderkind so much as a career scrapper who banged back at a world intent on beating the shit out of him. Continue reading




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My Summer with Zack Hample, the A-Rod of Ballhawking

Talk about moneyball! Meet the guy who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit, among other great souvenir balls.




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Royal Blue: Return of the Repressed

A long-suffering fan of the Kansas City Royals gears up for another hopeful season.




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Power Trio: Three Songs I Can Imagine Being Played Over the Stadium Sound System As I Walk To The Mound if I Happened To Be A Major League Relief Pitcher

Sitting in the sun-splashed confines of Dodger Stadium, Rachel Pollon imagines herself as baseball’s Next Great Reliever, and picks the three songs she’d play as she trotted to the mound.




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Eastbound and Down: Another Middle-Aged White Guy Breaks Bad

Kenny Powers and Walter White couldn’t be less alike. Except both are real, manly men doing real, manly things – like baseball and meth-making. Lara Zarum looks deeper at TV’s favorite character, the middle-aged white guy and his dream of machismo.




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Is Yasiel Puig the Next Jeremy Lin?

Brian McGuigan compares the recent ascension of LA Dodgers slugger and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig with last year’s bout of Linsanity, the rise of Chinese-American point guard Jeremy Lin.




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