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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Books On My Night Table

I still remember the day when I heard that Sandy Koufax refused to pitch a World Series opening game because it was Yom Kippur. It was, to say the least, something of a shock. We, baseball mad yeshiva kids, knew that the great Southpaw was a Jew from Bensonhurst, but we also knew that he […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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World Series 2017 and the Social Contract

The 2017 World Series between the Huston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers is one of the most exciting and evenly matched pairings I have ever seen. Each game is an exercise in Hitchcockian suspense.

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Calling Good People “Racist” Isn’t New: The Case of Ty Cobb

Ruining someone’s name is very easy. So is calling them a “racist”. Take the case of Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Cobb is known as a racist and a dirty ballplayer. Is it true? Charles Leerhsen, author of “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” sets the record straight.  

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The Solace of Baseball

The baseball field is a study in fearful symmetry. Absent players, the field can be read as an abstract work of art. There are the green and brown fields of color bisected by sharp white lines and three small white squares. The gently sloping mound faces home plate creating a uniquely American geography.

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