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Posts Tagged ‘George Steinbrenner

Kill The Umpire!

September 29, 2011

    Two teams, the Red Sox and the Braves, have suffered colossal collapses and lose playoff spots for this baseball year.     Due to career mobility, mine is a serialized fan history, from the Cardinals to the Braves and Diamondbacks, and in these latter days I root for the dearly departed Sox from Beantown. So […]

Despicable Them: Baseball Strikes Out

April 4, 2011

Ah, just listen to the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. But it’s not a game anymore, only a newly-minted circle of the super-rich whose teams are wagered on in office betting pools and imagined to be gods by children. Kids always felt that way about their hardball heroes, back to […]

In Memoriam: How George Steinbrenner Compromised the Future of Baseball

July 15, 2010

The brain of a sports fan is not a rational one. One may be a loser, broken-hearted, and victim of bad luck, bad genes or bad temper, and all is well if his fave team wins a championship. Sports writers, announcers, SportsCenter jocks and their kin, of whom there seem to be a frightful number […]