Baseball Crank
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April 30, 2004
BLOG: All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

This one's from too many sources to mention, but seen most recently on Tim Blair's site:

1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Well, the nearest book is a book of baseball stats, but the closest other thing at hand is, of course, The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, the revised first edition in paperback (I'm so predictable, but that's how my desk in the basement is set up), the chapter on the 1880s. The sentence:

With the coming of professionalism - and professional umpires - this [respect for umpires] quickly went out the window.
Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:42 PM | Blog 2002-05 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Heh-you got burned on that one-another of James's attacks on "creeping professionalism". I think he's creeped out by professional lawyers as well.

Posted by: John Salmon at May 2, 2004 1:09 AM

"he's creeped out by professional lawyers as well."

You say that like there's something wrong with it.

Posted by: Gerry at May 2, 2004 5:39 PM

Is this a cool place to discuss the yankees? I'm a maniac yankees fan (11 years old) and am really thrilled at there victory AL East Pennant.

Posted by: Aaron at October 2, 2005 8:14 PM
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