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The 2015 World’s Serious (Serious Second-Guessing Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel to Ring Lardner’s classic A World’s Serious) Well, that kind of blew for any righteous New York Mets fan, eh? The Junior Pinstripes went Chernobyl for the second straight night, starting with a disastrous top of the … Continue reading

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The World’s Serious Just Got Serious

. . . in a seriously bad way, given that the New York Mets went Chernobyl in Game 4. The gruesome details, via Newsday: Nightmare eighth inning leaves Mets with 3-1 deficit in World Series The Mets could see new life. … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (St. Louzarus Edition)

The St. Louis Cardinals are officially The Undead of Major League Baseball, having risen from the grave in both the regular season and the postseason. Seriously (so to speak), was that a great World Series or what? Tight (except for the … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (2011 Edition)

Well that was one for the ages, no? The hardworking staff will leave the play-by-play of the St. Louis Cardinals’ knee-buckling victory in Game 6 of the World Series to others and go straight to the color commentary: • Twice Fox … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious

The great Ring Lardner‘s lede for his 1920 gem, “A World’s Serious:” ADVANCE NOTICE Sept. 30. – All though they have been world serious practally every yr. for the last 20 yrs. this next world serious which is supposed to … Continue reading

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Shut Up: Ring Lardner Explained

From the first time I read a Ring Lardner short story (“Haircut,” I believe, like a billion other American high schoolers), I’ve been a huge fan of his work. So much so that back in the ’70s and ’80s I … Continue reading

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We Are All Mets Now

Sweet win for the New York Mets in last night’s NLDS Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Full disclosure: Before the hardworking staff was a Made Yankee Fan in Boston (check out our excellent new header photo!), we were … Continue reading

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Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Treat: Madison Bumgarner Spins a Classic

From our One for the Ages desk Last night the hardwatching staff witnessed (with roughly 17 other baseball lovers) the masterly complete-game shutout San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner laid on the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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