Monthly Archives: July 2014

What’s Wrong with Baseball, Part IV: Why Can’t the Players Play the Whole Game?

Trailing by a run late in the game. A team is down to a precious few outs and desperately needs to tie. The first batter in an inning gets on. He singles or doubles. Now let’s bunt him over, either into scoring position or to third base so he can score on an out. Baseball…

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The Sorrows of Empire: Reading the memoirs of a former American Mars.

“Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” the recent controversial book by former defense secretary Robert M. Gates, is a disturbing book. It is disturbing whether you are supporter of President Obama or an Obama hating republican or just someone who doesn’t fit into any category like me: a liberty-loving person who admires the trade-oriented,…

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