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Spahn & Sain & And Common Wisdom Will Rot Your Brain

Baseball fans may be aware of the saying “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.” (Above–Spahn on the left and Sain on the right.) These words are about the 1948 Boston Braves. Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain were two starting pitchers on the ’48 Braves team that won the American League pennant and then lost the World Series to the Cleveland Indians. The Boston Braves, after a stop in Milwaukee for a few years, are the current Atlanta Braves. The words are, as I have learned in researching  this post, from a poem written by a Boston sportswriter named Gerald Hern. Here is

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Grab Bag Wednesday morning (Update)

Running late as usual this morning. I can’t describe how jubilant Dallas-Fort Worth is today. For more than 40 years the Dallas Cowboys have been the dominant team in the Metroplex. Finally, the Texas Rangers have won a playoff game… Playoff series! Congratulations to the Texas Rangers, Nolan Ryan and his amazing organization. After what seems like a year, miners are being rescued in Chile. (CNN has a live feed.) Update: 21 rescued and 12 more still underground. Judge blocks military from enforcing DADT Bobby Cox, the long time manager of the Atlanta Braves, is retiring after this year. The Braves

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