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The True Harbinger of Spring: Baseball Returns to Hampton Roads

“That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball.”  Bill Veeck, 1976… 539 more words


Bill Veeck's Rules of Etiquette for Baseball Owners

When Bill Veeck was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1991 his widow, Mary-Frances Veeck, offered some interesting comments about how he conducted himself, offering twelve commandments of professional life. 385 more words


Quote of the day

The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people.

~Bill Veeck


I have believed that two of the greatest living biographers are David McCullough and Douglas Brinkley.  I have blogged before about their best-selling works.Please add to their companionship the name of… 339 more words

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TwitchplaysPokemon, Fan Managing, and the wisdom (?) of the crowd

Over the past few days-okay, almost a week now- I have been (stupidly) riveted to the tale of “TwitchPlaysPokemon”. It is a social-experiment/massive-game in which… 626 more words