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THREE FOR BART: Class, Winning, Yelling

THREE FOR BART: Class, Winning, Yelling

  1. What it was like to cover Derek Jeter – Maybe you’re sick of me pumping this guy’s story – Jeter that is. And maybe you can’t wholly empathize with me that his retirement – as well as Paul Konerko‘s who is from my home state and played for the most storied HS program in the State that my HS team may or may not have beaten 14-2 in the 2002 state Semi-Finals – is the end of an era. I really don’t…

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Filed under Bob Knight Boston Globe Brad Stevens Derek Jeter Rock Paper Scissors

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This is how I fell out of love with baseball

This is how I fell out of love with baseball

You learn baseball from your dad and you smell leather and other romanticized odors like hot mowed grass and hot dogs. There’s the click-clack of cleats, the seventh inning stretch, and the Anthem. If you’ve never struck a guy out – looking — with an inside fastball, I recommend trying. Addictive. America’s pastime consumed me.

To pass time when we couldn’t play the pastime, my friends and I…

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Filed under Bud Selig Derek Jeter Field of Dreams Little League Major League Baseball Steroids

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THREE FOR BART: DJ, Pedro, Stroke

THREE FOR BART: DJ, Pedro, Stroke

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. I Still Want to Hate Derek Jeter but I Never Will– I wrote this three years ago and it still holds true. The DJ love doesn’t mean anything about Jeter or where he lives in the history of baseball. It’s where he lives in our…

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Filed under Clayton Kershaw Derek Jeter Pedro Martinez Stroke

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THREE FOR BART: Life, Lowry, Littles

THREE FOR BART: Life, Lowry, Littles

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

    1. 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose– This is a great exercise. What is your purpose? Mason basically encourages you to take shit less seriously. Just read the first question he asks. Which reminds me of…

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Filed under Kyle Lowry Life Purpose Mark Mason

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THREE FOR BART: Pressure, Greatness, Mary

THREE FOR BART: Pressure, Greatness, Mary

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. The Paradox of Why Top Performers Fail Under Pressure– And this is exactly why I think, amongst all of the last second or end-of-game scenarios, the toughest one to accomplish is a putt. You’re hovered over the ball with a…

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Filed under Hail Mary Katie Ledecky

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THREE FOR BART: Shoes, Sheed, Upshaw

THREE FOR BART: Shoes, Sheed, Upshaw

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Don’t hold your breath waiting for other shoe to drop - Earlier this week we saw the semi-overt-and-completely-legal-but-Woj-scolded recruiting practices of Coach K exposed. Well, not really exposed. He’s just doing him.…

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Filed under Adidas Nike Rasheed Wallace Robert Upshaw

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THREE FOR BART: 538, Rookies, Peterson

THREE FOR BART: 538, Rookies, Peterson

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. 538 is six months old…where does it stand?– Silver’s website set out to do all of the things that we’re continually loving about sports and our understanding of them. Data journalism is growing and fascinating but it’s time…

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Filed under Adrian Peterson Five Thirty Eight Nate Silver NBA Parenting Roger Goodell

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THREE FOR BART: Schedule, UCLA, Ski

THREE FOR BART: Schedule, UCLA, Ski

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. UCLA Basketball Loses Two Players In The Last Week As Jon Octeu Denied Admission -This article neatly notes that the Bruins lost two players expected to contribute quite a bit this season. Depth is overrated but when you’ve…

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Filed under Askia Booker John Calipari Jon Octeus Jonah Bolden Mike Kryzezewski USA Basketball

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THREE FOR BART: Beer, 9/11, Schadenfreude

THREE FOR BART: Beer, 9/11, Schadenfreude

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at: pachoops25@gmail.com

  1. Colorado Now Selling Beer at Folsom Field– And it’s not because t he football team sucks (they kinda do). Rick George (AD) wrote a letter to everyone and announced this change which is unique within NCAA rules. At first…

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Filed under 9/11 Brady Hoke Fighter Pilot Michigan Football schadenfreude