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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Institutional Memory

Originally published on Medium. It must have been a great disappointment to the anti-Cardinals lobby when Tony La Russa announced his retirement in the days following the 2011 World Series. In the years before the club’s record of success became truly excessive, before “Best Fans in Baseball” and “The Cardinal Way” had been sufficiently blown […]

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