Tag Archives: Baseball

Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

The season was done and I was a sad boy, one ‘mizzable bastard,’ to use my dad’s expression. But I jumped into the cooling waves and was rejuvenated. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2015 [In … finish reading Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

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James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

As Washington Redskin fans debate the political correctness of their team name, Indians fans and detractors grapple with the propriety of the grinning visage of Chief Wahoo. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2014 It’s crazy … finish reading James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

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James McEnteer :
Iguanas trek to Buddha Ball

Their ancient primitive bodies soak up the subtropical heat in desert cactus hills or along the humid grapefruit coast. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | March 11, 2014 They come by the tens of thousands, from near and … finish reading James McEnteer :
Iguanas trek to Buddha Ball

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Michael James : Hope Springs Eternal

Comiskey Park, Chicago, 1990. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Hope springs eternal onopening day at Comiskey Park By Michael James | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Michael James : Hope Springs Eternal

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FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

  A Review of ’42’:Jackie Robinson’s bitter pill This was a man tortured by the fact that his own experience was used as a cudgel against building a public, fighting movement against racial injustice. By Dave Zirin | The Rag … finish reading FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Translator and Mystic Willis Barnstone on Babe Ruth, the Beats & More

Willis Barnstone, right, with Jorge Luis Borges, Buenos Aires, 1975. Interview with Willis Barnstone:Hermit, translator, ardent baseball fan “People called Babe Ruth a womanizer and a drunk. Southerners suspected that he was part black. Protestants denounced him because he was … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Translator and Mystic Willis Barnstone on Babe Ruth, the Beats & More

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why I’m Boycotting Baseball’s All-Star Game

Adrian Gonzales decided not to boycott; will he do something to make a statement at the game? Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images.Why I’m boycotting Tuesday’sAll-Star Game in Arizona Bud Selig’s tributes to baseball’s civil rights tradition now look … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why I’m Boycotting Baseball’s All-Star Game

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Santana Blasts Immigrant Haters at Baseball’s ‘Civil Rights’ Game

Grammy-winning rock legend Carlos Santana was given the Major League Baseball Beacon of Change Award before Braves-Phillies game Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Atlanta. Photo by John Bazemore / AP.Atlanta fans boo!Santana speaks out for Civil Rightsat baseball’s ‘Civil Rights … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Santana Blasts Immigrant Haters at Baseball’s ‘Civil Rights’ Game

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Taking Back the Dodgers

Dodgers Stadium. Image from Seitivinsfa.One, two, many Green Bays…Taking back the Los Angeles Dodgers By Dave Zirin /The Rag Blog / April 27, 2011 On Friday, I wrote a piece for the Los Angeles Times that put forward a common-sense … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Taking Back the Dodgers

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SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

New national pastime:Torture and the San Francisco Giants By John Ross / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — The return of liver cancer has afforded me an unexpected opportunity to contemplate the National Pastime. As I … finish reading SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

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SPORT / Chief Wahoo : The Curse of Cleveland

Image from Newspaper RockMost racist logo in sports:Has Chief Wahoo again cursed Cleveland? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2010 CLEVELAND — Another tomahawk has sailed into the hearts of Cleveland sports fans. Is it the … finish reading SPORT / Chief Wahoo : The Curse of Cleveland

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SPORT / No One is Illegal : Boycott the Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick: his family gave $1,023,527 to the Republicans. Photo by Brian Smale. Original graphic from Fortune. Satirical enhancement by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Echoes of Apartheid:Boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks By Dave Zirin / April 24, … finish reading SPORT / No One is Illegal : Boycott the Diamondbacks

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