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The Fifty-First Section of Whitman's Song of Myself, Slightly Amended to Include Jumbo Diaz of the Cincinnati Reds

The past and present wilt—I have fill’d them, emptied them.

And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.

Listener up there! what have you to confide to me?

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Japanese prep baseball game takes 4 days to complete, features most ridiculous pitch counts ever

American coaches and doctors are perpetually critical of elevated pitch counts in American teens. Defenders often point to Japan, where teenagers have an even higher athletic workload, but often avoid injury. 299 more words

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Top 5 N.L. Cy Young Award candidates

The Cy Young Award goes to the best overall pitching performance of the season. This was more difficult to decipher than initially anticipated. Does one look at wins? 264 more words

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SEPTEMBER

Where did this summer go?! I can’t believe it’s September and you all know what that means…

Here comes Fall :( and with that there’s just about one month left in the season. 199 more words

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2014 Rochester Red Wings in Review, Part 1, AKA "The IL North is Tough"

If there is one lesson to be learned from the 2014 Rochester Red Wings, it is that minor league baseball is perhaps even more cruel than Major League Baseball, and perhaps even more unforgiving, at least to teams. 268 more words

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It's possible: A team can finish last while having BOTH the batting champion AND the HR champion on their roster

So this is interesting! It was just brought to my attention while watching the Cardinals play the Pirates and it makes sense but not a lot of people pay attention to the… 562 more words

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The Big Donkey is Hanging Up the Spikes

Adam Dunn, the former standout quarterback at New Caney High School in Texas and current Moneyball Major League baseball player. has announced that 2014 will be his last year in baseball. 200 more words

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