The World Serious begins today

In honor of the Washington team’s first appearance in the World Series since 1933, here’s a book about another time it did so. This is Faust retold, with middle-aged Joe Boyd becoming a young superstar baseball player in a deal with a mysterious Mr. Applegate in order to salvage the Washington Senators’ horrible season (the …

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Music to soothe the baseball pain

On what would have been the day Game Six between the Dodgers and the Red Sox was to be played, I got a CD in the mail from Amazon instead. Diana Krall and Tony Bennett teaming up to sing George and Ira Gershwin’s songs almost (almost!) makes up for not seeing the Dodgers beat the …

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Exciting day, huh?

Senators Corker and Flake spew contempt at His Orangeness President Trump in the morning (my time) and then the Dodgers take Game One of the World Series in the afternoon. If only Corker and Flake had the cojones to stay and fight rather than just retire. Doing that gives Trump ally Bannon an opportunity to …

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The Astros win the pennant!

So the Dodgers’ opponent in the World Series will be the Astros. Congratulations to them for beating the Evil Empire in two consecutive must-win games yesterday and tonight. The Astros were in the National League for the first fifty years of their existence, so they and the Dodgers have history together. The most memorable may …

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Dodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 – LA Times

Enrique Hernández hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, ace Clayton Kershaw gave up one run in six innings and the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Source: …

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Damn Yankees

Mostly on general principles. The Giants and the Yankees are ancient enemies of the Dodgers. There have been 11 World Series in which they have been the opposing teams. Eleven! The Yankees’ comeback from an 0-2 deficit in the American League Division Series against the Indians, previously the hottest team in that league from July …

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