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A baseball season's long-ago memories, not soon forgotten [Column]
A baseball season's long-ago memories, not soon forgotten [Column]

How do you like your baseball stories? How about on-field tension of the big game: The first batter stroked a clean single up the middle, and a bad hopped grounder hit the second baseman in the shoulder, putting the first two runners on. The next guy struck out on three high hard ones. He picked up a couple of bats and swung them, absentmindedly, as the next hitter stood at the plate and watched three straight balls and then a fourth. "Come on," he heard somebody say behind him, not too convincingly. "Here's your big chance." Ugh. Bases loaded, two runs down, overmatched in three previous attempts to hit this nasty looking, hard-throwing righty. Somebody...

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