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Characters in the history of the Knights

Posted 04-23-2009 at 05:07 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-25-2009 at 10:29 AM by TommyJohn

Some of the characters I created to fill the roster of the New Orleans Knights from 1892-present

Jeremiah Thomas Brennan II-team founder and first owner. A rigid segregationist whose old world ways were mourned upon his passing in 1950, just as his son was integrating the Knights.

Jeremiah Thomas Brennan III-son of the founder; World War I veteran (Army-First Cavalry); ex-minor league catcher; team GM and owner from 1950-70s. He integrated the team despite rigid, raging...
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Apba

Posted 04-22-2009 at 11:52 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Great to see the Sox recover from that beating yesterday to take one back.

Meanwhile, in APBALand, the 1936 Sox improved to 7-4 by beating the Boston Red Sox 9-6. Ted Lyons was the winner over Lefty Grove in a duel of Hall-of-Famers. The Sox coasted through the first 8.5 innings, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. Mike Kreevich contributed with a bases loaded triple early. In the 9th he followed up a Rip Radcliffe two-run homer with a solo shot.

Things got dicey in the 9th when...
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Side Effects of Baseball Movies

Posted 04-22-2009 at 04:38 PM by tebman (Try To Hit 'Em Where They Ain't)

While prowling the interwebs for something that I've since forgotten about, I came upon an article by Roger Angell, the baseball writer for The New Yorker. In the July 31, 1989 issue, he wrote "No, But I Saw the Game," a long essay about baseball movies.

His premise was that baseball movies by their nature have to show ongoing excitement, while real baseball is a series of long stretches of tepid activity with occasional bursts of emotional release. Actual baseball doesn't...
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Baseball: a needed distraction

Posted 04-22-2009 at 12:12 PM by Lundind1
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I am going through a tough time right now. As many of you may know, from a question that I posed on the message board in Dec/Jan, I have a Bachelors in Accounting. I lost my job because it closed in October of 2008. I was really hoping to find a job soon but that was not the case. I searched and searched to no avail. I pondered graduate school, which is now a reality in the fall. All of these other things were moving forward but things were still really tough on the job front. Failed attempt...
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Greatest White Sox team, Part II

Posted 04-21-2009 at 09:45 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-24-2009 at 10:36 PM by TommyJohn

So, I sat down to try and measure, statistically, the greatest single-season White Sox team ever. I decided the way to do this was to measure them against the rest of the American League for that particular season. How good were they against the competition? That seemed the fairest way to judge teams across decades, even centuries.

Now, I will admit this system I came up with might be flawed. It is my own system, based on nothing except my idea of how to measure teams. I call this...
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