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Malamud’s The Natural

[Sports fiction is a poorly covered and unappreciated craft.  It is a hard slog to bring the drama of the playing field to life on the written page.  Several authors have done it and arguably none of them with greater

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An MLB Alternate Universe

[We are starting to get within an outfield throw of Opening Day.  And once we get past the Super Bowl, it will be the only thing to keep us going (at least until March Madness tips off).  And so, it should come

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MLB: Show Me the Money!

[The Reserve Clause.  It used to be that contracts in Major League Baseball (MLB) contained something called the Reserve Clause.  It meant that once a contract for a player expired, the team continued to control the rights to that player.

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MLB: Getting Your Mind Ready for Baseball Season

[When we think of baseball, the insights and analysis of Adam “Shem” Shemesh come to mind.  He is, as we like to say here at myespnforkids.com, the best young writer covering the game.  This article is the first in a

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2016: An Epic Year in Sports

[2016 was an incredible year –for better and for worse.  We cheered for the Cubs as they broke their 108-year Curse.  We bemoaned Kevin Durant as he said a fair weather goodbye to OKC.   It was, like every year, what

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Will “Tebow-ing” Make It to a Ballpark Near You?

[Adam Shemesh, one of the best writers on the great game of baseball, weighs in with a pitch perfect piece on Tim Tebow and his foray into baseball.  September is a great month where we have both baseball at its highest

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Freedom’s Frontier Award: Thank You

Missouri became a state in 1821.  Then, after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, the North and South flooded the territory that is now Kansas as the issue of whether it would enter the United States as a “free”

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What to expect at the MLB Winter Meetings

The first flurry of moves is behind us, with Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks) and David Price (Red Sox) staying in their divisions with 200 million dollar deals, while Jeff Samardizja is heading to San Fran with a reported nine-figure contract. Many

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