Have Desert, Will Travel

Originally published on Medium. And so it went that America, hi there, granted us a new notch for that long, ascendant line graph of peak Americanisms. This one arrived as “Chief Baseball Operator,” a position hitherto imaginary and fanciful, as much the realm of childish dream as “Governor of Race Cars,” or “King Fireman Wizard […]

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Goodbye, Good Pete

Originally published on Medium. Nobody comes to this game looking for surprise. Surprise is a shinier sport’s topos — the world of baseball runs by a pale, fuzzy clock that refuses surprise the leverage it needs to wrench its effect. Was it a surprise the Brewers came into this series at 10-2, their best start since 1987? […]

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