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Baseball’s Biggest League

Written by Lisa Kearns on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

The Museum of Natural History threw out the first pitch of the 2002 season as the "Baseball As America" exhibit–a split squad of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s giant collection–made its first stop on a four-year road trip. More than 500 of Cooperstown’s 35,000+ legendary artifacts are on display uptown. Before viewing baseball’s relics [&hellip
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Old Vic

Written by Lisa Kearns on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

My brother Tom taught me to swim at White Beeches Country Club, Haworth, NJ, in the summer of 1966. After he finally improved my style from a sort of bastardized doggie-paddle to a fairly respectable face-down Australian crawl, he told me I looked like a record player. Evidently, as I flailed my arms around, face [&hellip
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We Got Ours

Written by Lisa Kearns on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The brightest spot in the labor picture these days shines from a most unexpected light: Major League Baseball. The just-concluded winter meetings, where agents and owners haggle over contracts, were not about how to make the game more rewarding for the fans. It was much grubbier, even by baseball’s grubby standards: those meetings were strictly [&hellip
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Watching the Mets Win

Written by Lisa Kearns on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Belief has no meaning except in reference to our actions. –Scottish philosopher Alexander Bain, 1859 You gotta believe! –Mets relief pitcher Tug McGraw, 1969 The apostles of Bain and McGraw convened in Shea Stadium last weekend to watch the Wildcard Mets dispose of the Arizona Diamondbacks, earning the Mets their first trip to the National [&hellip
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