We had a Hammer: Henry Aaron 1934-2021

A stream of consciousness farewell to a personal icon. History is always personal.

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The Recital: Low-A games and the experience of baseball

Everybody starts somewhere. For some, this is only a wayside en route to bigger, better things; for others, here is the journey’s end. Life exists here, passes through here, passes away here. In this edition of Nine Innings–yes, it’s still a thing–we examine baseball [and] life away from the bright lights and upper decks of the big leagues.

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A tale of two postseasons: Baseball, football, joy and drudgery

Last night featured one of the most uninspired displays of championship sports to which America has ever been subjected. Last October, we saw games, including multiple extra innings affairs, played with and end in pure joy. The football-watching public are gluttons for punishment.

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