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Why the Indians were terrible, part XLVII

Posted at 10:10 AM on October 12, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Where It Went Wrong for the Tribe (Part 3)
With 118 errors, the Indians seemed to be engaged in a soccer match with the Angels, booting balls with reckless abandon. However, according to the THT Team Page, the Indians committed 44 throwing errors, which was slightly above the league average of 42. The Indians just weren't kicking the ball around; they were throwing it all over the place also.

From the Onion...

Posted at 10:29 AM on October 12, 2006 by Ben Tesch

George Steinbrenner Fires Tigers
"The Tigers' level of play during the ALDS was deeply disappointing and absolutely not acceptable to both me and the great and loyal Yankee fans," the statement read in part. "This is a mid-budget team with a payroll under $85 million, and I expected them to play like one."

A history of the baseball uniform

Posted at 2:35 PM on October 12, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Dressed to the Nines: A History of the Baseball Uniform
There is something special about the baseball uniform, a mystique that is hard to pin down. Whether we are looking at someone in a uniform or we are trying it on ourselves, it is the feeling of the fabric, the design on the cap and jersey, the colors, cut, and history of the outfit, that all lend meaning to our relationship with the game.

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