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Baseball Rites of Spring

Glass half empty:

It’s February and MLB is still locked out. Spring training and the start of the season look imperiled. In most of the country, winter still ensnares us in its icy grip.

Glass half full:

Days are getting longer. January is over. No matter the lockout status, there are still baseball rites of spring that emerge, providing beacons of illumination from a…




The Dugout explores the world of baseball through storytelling, stats, and philosophy.

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Michael Sunderland

Michael Sunderland

Oakland, CA. Teaching, learning, sports, and storytelling.

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