Picking Up the Pieces

Here’s a needlessly elaborate version of a hypothetical first proposed to me by sometimes Double Birds contributor Adam Felder: On Sunday evening, just before the Cardinals open the regular season against the Cubs at Busch Stadium, an Omnipotent Time-Traveling Baseball Genie appears before you in a blinding seraphic vision. He offers you a deal: he […]

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Three More Thoughts

1. I wrote this in a rush Wednesday night and tried to cram a bunch of disparate thoughts into the last section without much success, and then it blew up in a way I wasn’t expecting. There’s one thing in particular I’d intended to address but didn’t, and it’s incredibly important: of course racism is […]

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The Rivalry That Wasn’t

Originally published on Medium. The Cubs are the Cardinals’ biggest rival. Any fan of either team will tell you so, and for good reason. They’ve played each other more than 2,300 times, staring in the 1885 World Series when the Cardinals were called the Browns and the Cubs were the White Stockings. Not many things […]

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