Bending toward justice: Hank Bauer, history and fate

In this edition of Nine Innings, we look at how history is made by the victors, at the expense of the losers. History also has a way of evening the score. Enter Hank Bauer.

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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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Third Inning: The simple joy of opening a pack of baseball cards

In commemoration of the impending (stateside, at least) Opening Day, the BtB staff is pleased to present Nine Innings, a series of posts on, about or tangentially related to the game. Today, one of our own opens his first pack of baseball cards in years.

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Second Inning: San Diego Padres, Friars and Underdogs

In commemoration of the impending [stateside, at least] Opening Day, the BtB staff is pleased to present Nine Innings, a series of posts on, about or tangentially related to the game. Today, a look at one of two potential 2019 underdogs: the San Diego Padres.

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First Inning: What if Rob Manfred is wrong?

In commemoration of the impending [stateside, at least] Opening Day, the BtB staff is pleased to present Nine Innings, a series of posts on, about or tangentially related to the game. Today, a look at the game, and MLB’s thirst for fixing what may or may not be broken.

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