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I wasn’t there: Indians-Senators, 1939

A coworker of mine has what might be described as a throwback blog called Cladrite Radio and today he wrote about a somewhat recent posting of the full-day audio archives from Sept. 21, 1939, of WJSV in Washington, D.C. I think the most apt description of these recordings is an audio time machine. What stood

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Listening to history

As I was getting ready to drive into work last night, I got the text alert that Dallas Braden was perfect through six innings. As I waited in traffic heading into the Lincoln Tunnel, it occurred to me that I had yet to receive an update saying that the perfect game bid was over. So

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Ernie Harwell’s legacy

I love this thought: There’s a man in Mobile who remembers a triple he saw Honus Wagner hit in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That’s baseball. So is the scout reporting that a 16-year-old sandlot pitcher in Cheyenne is the new “Walter Johnson.” And also this one: In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. Here the only

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Classy Kalas

One of my friends didn’t believe my sincerity when I expressed my condolences on Harry Kalas’ passing and added that I considered him the classiest member of the Phillies organization. Coming from a Mets fan, he said it was an empty expression. I said I was sorry if it came off that way, but it’s

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As seen on the radio

I don’t often read in bed anymore, another lost pastime swallowed up into the sensory overload brought on by digital cable and sleep timers on the TV. But tonight, as I spread out in the center of our queen-size bed, my fiancee away for the night, I began my weekly ritual wherein I meander, page-by-page,

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