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Entries by Roger I. Abrams from 08/2010

Seasonal Sports Transitions

| Posted 08.07.2010 | Sports

The seasonal transitions of sports are a built-in safeguard against despair.

Beanball Anniversary

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Sports

The beanball has flourished in baseball ever since pitchers were first allowed to throw overhand in the late 1880s. In an effort to keep batters "unsettled," pitchers would throw inside; if the batter was hit, the benefits outweighed the costs.