Category Archives: sports

  1. Nanoparticles, Hamdogs, and Freaking Out

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    May 13, 2022 by libroshombre

                Our family’s Kentucky Derby brunch turned out to be fertile ground for intellectual speculation, ranging from sandwiches to parasocial …
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  2. Baseball, Gags, and the Power of Three

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

                The shutdown of major league baseball made a recent New Yorker cartoon by Roz Chast poignant.  Chast is a …
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  3. The Etymology of Soccer, Football, and Ageless Slang

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    July 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    The old Scottish poet Allan Cunningham once wrote about a time “when looks were fond and words were few.” That …
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  4. Baseball, Personal MBAs, and the Eagles of Dutch Harbor

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    March 6, 2014 by libroshombre

    It’s snowing in Fairbanks, but springtime for professional baseball teams, including my beloved Texas Rangers. Though never much of a …
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