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Entries from November 15th, 2011

Winter ball in the States would reduce players’ risks

November 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Winter ball in the States would reduce players’ risks · Baseball

In light of the elevated threats faced by baseball players in Venezuela and Mexico, maybe it’s time to consider an advanced winter league in the States, possibly in Florida, where suitable ballparks sit vacant until training camps open in February, or California, where generations ago the baseball world flocked every offseason. The high-profile abduction of […]

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Witness in Penn State rape case had responsibility to do more than tell his bosses

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Witness in Penn State rape case had responsibility to do more than tell his bosses · Blog

Character quiz time. You witness an older man raping a child. You: a. Do everything within your power to stop it immediately, using physical force if necessary, and if not necessary using it anyway. b. Slink away and tell your boss the next day. c. Do nothing and hope it doesn’t happen again. Sorry, Mike […]

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Is your lead character the master of his domain?

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Is your lead character the master of his domain? · Baseball, Writing

Ever read a book, or even a short story, and hit a scene that just doesn’t quite work for you? Something’s just not right, but maybe you can’t put your finger on it. Or maybe you’re thinking, “you know, if the main character just masturbated in here somewhere this would be perfect.” Okay, me neither. […]

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