Etcetera

Etcetera 19.

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In the bullpen — there’s got to be a jar of instant coffee in here somewhere.

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The team doctor prescribed the swimmers two cups of decaf before bedtime.

Etcetera 16.

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Water! At the square root of sports is water.

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Squirt water on the boxer’s head between rounds. Squirt the water all over his jaws.

Etcetera 13.

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Clayton Kershaw, the Dodger on the mound.

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He of the high-winding high-wired hustle — chain lightening, a hit-preventing kick. He is strict.

Etcetera 12.

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Dirt, cops, and stairs. Now this is a park. Dodger Stadium, a Tuesday evening in June.

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A dedicated grounds crew here, with the blue hose to shoot.

Etcetera 11.

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Follow each other through depot and plant and arrive at Angel Stadium about 11:55.

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Popcorn, kettle corn, cotton candy. This is the fourth oldest park in the Majors.

Etcetera 10.

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This is a major thunderstorm, let’s duck into the pool hall and crack some balls.

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Take the table in the back there and watch the felt sonny.