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Bunting for a hit — the first hit

On Saturday, I went to the Lakewood BlueClaws’ game against the Rome Braves, a matchup of two sub-.500 teams with few top prospects in either lineup. The game started out great for Lakewood, with starter Victor Santos retiring the first 10 Braves to face him. And then Andrew Moritz, Rome’s No. 2 batter, reached on

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Doc Gooden was a wizard, at least according to the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle released his 17th studio album under his Mountain Goats moniker on Friday — In League With Dragons — and it comes with a theme: a pseudo rock opera inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. When I heard it described like that in the weeks leading up to its release, I wasn’t sure the songs

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All-time Sports Illustrated baseball preview issue cover apperances

NOTE: Originally posted on April 1, 2010, this analysis is now updated yearly to show the latest accurate numbers. This all began in 2010, after I posted the Sports Illustrated baseball preview cover on Facebook. My friend Brad left this comment: One of my first SI issues was the 1987 baseball preview issue, with Cory

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