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    Re: Baseball

    I’ve got 11- and 12-year-old kids already spitting seeds on my Little League team. They’ve replaced the bubble gum this year. Moneyball, great book.
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    Re: Top Secret

    Nic, sunflower seeds are the secret to life. And for the kiddies who have yet to master the art, there’s always the irrepressible Big League Chew. Cram a bunch (roughly the size of a baseball itself) into your mouth and you have perfected the Lenny Dykstra.
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    “Safety Net Nation”

    One of the more common arguments against private Social Security accounts, illustrated in a BusinessWeek cover story, is that stocks are “too risky.” This obviously ignores the option to purchase the same government bonds that nominally comprise the Social Security Trust Fund. One way to ease…
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    The “modern” sport, and the need for a kid to play and learn it

    It’s contained within my favorite baseball quotation.
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    TOP SECRET: How to stay awake during a Baseball game

    Growing up around baseball I learned that there is only one real way to keeping alert while watching the seven innings of a little league game. My secret, of course is sunflower seeds. Trying to de-shell, eat the inside goodies, and then spit the shell out all in one fluid…
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    Re: Tagging … Baseball

    The book Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, revived some of my interest in baseball as a contrarian numbers guy. For a friend of mine, it was rotisserie baseball (it requires daily adjustments, so I stick with fantasy football). I agree with Paul that Joe Morgan’s Sunday…
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    Re: Tagging…Baseball

    Boys, one tremendous aspect of baseball – not to the exclusion of all others, but to many – is that your success has less to do with your size than your skill. I know there’s exceptions in every sport. Some short (6′) guys are in the NBA and some…
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    Of bumper stickers and unwitting comedy from a leftist

    I’d like to thank the woman driving the blue car on Hillsborough Street at 1:45 this afternoon for the laughs. She had two bumper stickers on her car. The first read: “Diversity” is a code word forMUTUAL RESPECT The second read: “Conservative” is a code word forCORPORATE ELITIST…