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A Road Trip to the Cactus League

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I figured if spring training could get me through five seasons of bad Mets baseball, it should also be the perfect way to reignite my obsession with the game. In order to do that I decided to drive into the desert and see as many Cactus League games as possible.

Etcetera 2.

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Paris is a city one would like to know. There are metal ping pong tables in the parks.
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Walking is one of the sports. The map is the playbook, how you use it is a question.

The First NCAA Tournament Champions

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So as the first NCAA championship game began, the atmosphere was a mixed bag, with the nation’s coaches in the stands; with a stand-in band playing “Mighty Oregon” whenever it had the chance; with a radio broadcast; yet with many empty seats.

Etcetera 1.

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If a kid can toss a ball before he knows how to read and write, then sports come before words.
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Fishing is one of the oldest sports. People even play it to survive. In that case, is it still a sport?

What’s Eephus?

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The eephus pitch is a wondrous thing found rarely in the game of baseball. It’s originator, Rip Sewell, was a journeyman minor leaguer with average abilities until a hunting accident forced him to rework his delivery…