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The Most Frightening Man in Professional Sports

The Most Frightening Man in Professional Sports

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"The world’s lousy… no good."

"The world’s lousy… no good."

Now it is done. Now the story ends. And there is no way to tell it. The art of fiction is dead. Reality has strangled invention. Only the utterly impossible, the inexpressibly fantastic, can ever be plausible again.

- Red Smith, on the New York Giants winning the pennant against the Brooklyn Dodgers, October 3, 1951 | New York Herald Tribune

The first beach ball makes its way onto the field here at Dodger Stadium… first of about a thousand.

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An adorably annoyed Dave Flemming (via snails)

Certainly in the top five of my bucket list is to catch a beach ball at a game and deflate it in front of everybody.

It’s time for Dodger baseball

It’s time for Dodger baseball

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"Losing Pitcher"
Timmy looks so sad. I wanna give him a hug.

"Losing Pitcher"

Timmy looks so sad. I wanna give him a hug.

Pee Wee Reese outside Louisville Slugger Field 

Pee Wee Reese outside Louisville Slugger Field 

Full of Bats! 

Full of Bats! 

Why do we remember the Boys of Summer? We remember because we were young when they were, of course. But more, we remember because we feel the ache of guilt and regret. While they were running, jumping, leaping, we were slouched behind typewriters, smoking and drinking, pretending to some mystic communion with men we didn’t really know or like. Men from ghettos we didn’t dare visit, or rural farms we passed at sixty miles an hour. Loving what they did on the field, we could forget how superior we felt towards them the rest of the time. By cheering them on we proved we had nothing to do with the injustices that kept their lives separate from ours. There’s nothing sordid or false about the Boys of Summer. Only our memories smell like sweaty jockstraps.

- Roger Kahn | The Boys of Summer

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

- Thomas Boswell


You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.
—Roger Kahn | The Boys of Summer

After my first season of following baseball, I am beginning to understand why this sport teaches its fans not to cheer for their team to win, but to cheer for them not to lose. While losing is certainly devastating, winning staves off that devastation and quietly builds hope that maybe the team will continue not to lose, all the way until it wins. 
Granted, Magic Johnson nearly liquidated his solid-gold sex island in a vain effort to win — and didn’t — but then what is a season of baseball but another chance to build hope that we’ll continue to not lose some more next year? 
Have a great postseason, San Francisco! Don’t lose!
Especially to the Yankees.

You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.

—Roger Kahn | The Boys of Summer

After my first season of following baseball, I am beginning to understand why this sport teaches its fans not to cheer for their team to win, but to cheer for them not to lose. While losing is certainly devastating, winning staves off that devastation and quietly builds hope that maybe the team will continue not to lose, all the way until it wins. 

Granted, Magic Johnson nearly liquidated his solid-gold sex island in a vain effort to win — and didn’t — but then what is a season of baseball but another chance to build hope that we’ll continue to not lose some more next year? 

Have a great postseason, San Francisco! Don’t lose!

Especially to the Yankees.

LA Dodgers Welcome Surfer.
Family love Michael.

LA Dodgers Welcome Surfer.

Family love Michael.

There are so few people at today’s Dodgers/Giants game…

I have cell phone reception

I can hear Don Mattingly swearing in the dugout from the second deck

They’re showing Giants fans on Dodgervision

People paid attention to the commercial for the Transformers Ride

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