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World Series: Philadelphia Phillies v Tampa Bay Rays, Game 1
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How Much Would A Cubs World Series Ticket Cost?

I’ve already made my baseball postseason predictions and I’ve posed the question of whether Cardinals fans (my people) should root for the Chicago Cubs—a poll that, as of this writing, is “too close to call”.

But at the risk of becoming a jinx or a curse or a goat or whatever else, I got curious. IF the Cubs do make it to the World Series, how much would a ticket cost?

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Umpires

A Ball or Strike Calling ‘Box’ Has No Place in Baseball

Being a huge baseball fan, I was watching with interest the National League Wildcard game Wednesday night between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. As the game went along it became obvious that the home plate umpire was not having the best of games behind the plate.

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The Big Dog Looks Back at His Pre-Season Baseball Picks

Back on April first, I made my picks of who would win this year's wild card slots, divisional playoffs, league championships and World Series title for the 2016 baseball season. I am embarrassed to say I got only one team right.

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Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs
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Can a Cardinals Fan REALLY Root for the Cubs?

I started noodling with this blog last Tuesday, the morning after my Cardinals suffered a crushing 15-2 defeat at the hands of the last place Cincinnati Reds. I had hoped I wouldn’t have to publish it.

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Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images

What has Happened to Softball in Quincy?

Some 40 years ago the longest softball game ever played took place in Monticello, New York. The game lasted 365 innings and 958 runs were scored as Gager's Diner beat the Bend'n Elbow Tavern. Softball was a huge sport in Quincy but not so much anymore.

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John Leeds, Getty Images

Baseball’s Greatest Dispute Happened 108 Years Ago Today

The year was 1908 and the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of the season. The Cubs and the Giants were both tied for the National League Championship and this game would determine the National League winner. With the score tied at 1 to 1, New York was batting in the bottom of the ninth with two men on base and with two men out. The New York batter singled to centerfield to apparently win the game and the pennant for the Giants. What happened next was chaos.

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Ping Pong
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Watch These Mind-Blowing, Logic-Defying Trick Ping Pong Shots

Trick shots -- be it billiards, soccer, bowling, bottle caps or Oreos -- are an internet staple. Now it's ping pong's turn.

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Wiffleball
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Ever Wonder How Whiffle Ball Started? Here’s Your Answer!

 

Last weekend, I visited my daughter and grand-kids. During my visit, My grandson, Jack, found an old plastic baseball which he, in the Dorsey tradition, threw at me. It got me to thinking about how a plastic ball could be so popular when I was his age. Who came up with this invention?

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Rich Schultz , Getty Images

If You Time Each Play, Guess How Long an NFL Game Would Take?

I will be the first to tell you that being at the game is ten times better than watching it on TV…except for NFL Football. If you have never been to a game in person, one of the first things you will notice is the amount of game stoppages due to all the TV timeouts used for commercials...

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IndyCar is Coming Back to Gateway

For the first time since 2003, IndyCar racing is coming back to the St. Louis area!

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