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Cubs Baseball: The American Institution

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Cubs Baseball and My History WGN broadcast Cubs Baseball. This much is certain. WGN also worked a negotiation to be on every cable package across America. That negotiation lead to a young Kentucky kid growing up to be a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. Baseball is one of those things that I love. In fact, behind […]

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Robert McGregor – A Calculus of Color – Book Review

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Robert Kuhn McGregor is a emeritus professor of history from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He taught among other things, a course on baseball. Using that career’s worth of knowledge, McGregor takes swing at the history behind the integration of the American League. Lesser known than the Jackie Robinson story, it is a story of courage […]

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Let the Bartman Incident Go. Cubs Fans. Let it Go

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Any true blue Cubs fan can remember the 2003 NLCS. The one where the game turned in a blink of an eye when a fan made a play for a ball that was near the stands, or potentially in the stands. A day when the ire of the entire Cubs nation fell upon one lifelong […]

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Gromek hugs Doby after Game 4 World Series victory - 1948
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Larry Doby’s Debut July 5, 1947

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Larry Doby was born on December 13, 1923 in Camden, South Carolina. Unfortunately, his name is forgotten to most casual fans. It is regrettable that his role in integrating the American League well known to those with little interest in the history of the game. Unlike his National League counterpart, Jackie Robinson, his number 14 […]

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Thoughts on Mayweather-McGregor

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One of the key aspects of the typical aging athlete is that of a legacy. It appears that for Floyd Mayweather money trumps legacy. The retired undefeated champion has now booked a boxing match against UFC champion Conor McGregor. This fight is a horrible booking for several reasons.

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OP-Ed Tim Tebow Isn’t Very Good at Baseball

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Zero for six with five strikeouts during two shortened games of a doubleheader is not good. Even less so when the stadium you are visiting is filled with people cheering for you. That was Tim Tebow‘s line Sunday during a double-billing while visiting the Lexington Legends. I went to the game out of idle curiosity. I […]

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Centre Soccer Alumni Day

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My history with Centre A long time ago, I was the barnstorming equipment manager and statistician for the Centre College Colonels soccer team. Every fall, my duties included setting up the home field, keeping stats, announcing games, and going on the road for stats and equipment. The field we played on was good, but my […]

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Sabres at Red Wings – 3/20/2017

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Hard to believe that there are only seven games left at the Joe. My pops is a Wing’s fan, so I’ve watched plenty of games on the television from that stadium. I’ve always loved Hockeytown, even as I became a Hawks fan. I always hate when they close old stadiums. Tonight’s match brings about two […]

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World Baseball Classic – Canada vs Dominican Republic

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  I can’t stay up to watch baseball games that start at 10:00 PM local time. I am also unable to get up at 430 AM local most days. So, I haven’t seen but a few moments of the World Baseball Classic 2017 pools A (Seoul) and B (Tokyo). Thus, last night’s Pool C match between Canada and […]

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