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The Kid bows out of the picture

Ken Griffey Jr. may have been our generation’s Mickey Mantle, the player who was admired and beloved beyond his home stadium, the kid who managed to do things on a baseball field that few other players of his time could do. I have vivid memories of Griffey’s career from start to finish, which came yesterday

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What a destructive day!

March 26 is a big day in sports stadia demolition. Ten years ago today, the Kingdome was imploded; this is the demoversary. In New York today, another stadium from the ’70s saw the last section of its upper deck pulled down. On Aug. 21, 1983, I saw my first baseball game. It was Angels-Yankees, and

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