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This next group has a very inconsistent vibe to it. Four are 19th century stars, while another also played more than a century ago. There’s also a great starting pitcher who’s considered a great closer, a Hall of Famer, a guy on the current ballot, and a deserving player who’s just about never considered as such. 1,838 more words
Grenache Blanc has never been a favorite of mine. I’ve always found it a little flabby, slightly oily and lacking in the acid department. There is a special place in this universe however, called Terra Alta, Catalunya, where Garnatxa Blanca changes shape (is more fun to spell), and becomes a mineral, salty, slightly voluptuous little vixen that makes you understand why wine is a thing of place, and why we can thank our lucky stars somebody put it there. 319 more words
The modern closer’s role can be traced directly back to Oakland, circa 1987. Then-A’s pitching coach Dave Duncan would love to say he had some grand plan for its creation, opening the door for 50-save seasons. 499 more words
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Winning never gets tiring.