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Performances (Good and Not So Good) Worth Talking About Halfway Through Spring

We’re about halfway through spring training (meaning we’re only a few more weeks away from actual baseball games and holy shit it can’t come any sooner). The Jays have posted a pretty underwhelming 5-11-1 record through their exhibition games so far. But despite that, there have been many more good performances than bad ones. So let’s…

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Fowles: On (Meaningless and Meaningful) Baseball Joy

“Generalizations are tricky, sweeping conclusions trickier. But there is one word that perhaps best describes what we’re missing, and even here I might be applying too broad a stroke. The word is joy.” –Ken Rosenthal   There is a happily acknowledged absurdity to the annual fan ritual of Major League Baseball spring training. Every year,…