Fun with baseball

How much 2011 baseball cards cost

In case you’re wondering how much baseball cards cost nowadays. If you buy a box of packs, here’s how much they’ll cost: 2011 Topps Baseball Cards Series 1 Blaster Box 10 packs per box, 8 cards per pack 80 cards $20/box ($0.25/card) ($2.00/pack) 2011 Topps Baseball Cards Series 1 Box 24 packs per box, 12 …

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Top 50 photos of 2010

My 50 most interesting photos posted in 2010 The following set was automatically created by dopiaza’s set generator. It’s a really cool script. Every day it checks the popularity ranking of all my photos I posted in 2010 and then ranks them in this 2010 most interesting set. I copied the images for this set …

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Wrigley Field rooftop club discounted tickets

The Wrigley Field rooftops are struggling financially as the Cubs suck. “There’s a lot of money going out and only some coming in,” said Rich Zasiebida (in a Tribune interview), managing partner of the Skybox on Sheffield, 3627 N. Sheffield Ave. “People have got hefty mortgages. We’re busting our (hump) over here.” The Chicagoist also …

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What is baseball, really? (part 4 of 4: Baseball is also like croquet)3602

Other than NASCAR, baseball is most like croquet. Both baseball and croquet has the main objective of the player to go in a circle by reaching certain stations along the way. Baseball you you go in a circle and touch four bases. In croquet you go in a circle by making your ball go through …

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What is baseball, really? (part 3 of 4: Baseball is most like NASCAR)

Baseball has more in common with NASCAR than another sport. Both baseball and NASCAR involve getting around a circle as fast as possible. That’s really the point of baseball. To run around in a complete circle. I can’t think of any other sports besides track and NASCAR that has the main point to be running …

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What is baseball, really? (part 2 of 4: thoughts on homeruns)

The celebrated homerun As the previous post mentioned, the main point of baseball is one of avoidance. You hit the ball where it escapes your oppoents to you have enough time to run around in a circle. Whereas other sports of like baskeball and football center around getting the ball into a specific place. But …

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An iPhone leads 20 people off a stuck Metra train in Chicago

Quiet Metra train The platform is completely empty at the 103rd street Metra station at 10:17pm on a Tuesday night. As the train arrives, I’m the only one to board the only open car on the train. While looking for an open seat, about 3/4 of the train is sleeping. I think to myself, “This …

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