(Im)perfect games, Strasburg and social media

A nation saw a batter clearly beaten to first base; an umpire saw it the other way. But that mistake led not to retribution but forgiveness and tears, thawed U.S-Venezuela relations, and a realization that the whole mess made us all better, more compassionate human beings, if only for a moment.The worst team becomes the…Read more (Im)perfect games, Strasburg and social media

Phrases that don’t make sense to today’s children, Vol. 2

One in an occasional series looking at how language changes within a lifetime. Today's entry:"You have mass calisthenics and mechanical pitchers and moving pictures to look at to see what you're doing wrong, and a host of other things." -- Fred Snodgrass, baseball player from 1908-16, during the 1960s, as told in "The Glory of Their…Read more Phrases that don’t make sense to today’s children, Vol. 2