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Owen Ranger
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Nationals trade proposal
A quarter of the 2017 baseball season has come and gone, and things are beginning to crystallize a little (although only a little). Raise your hand if you thought that the Colorado Rockies would have the best record in the National League in late May (follo...
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Eaton a Better Fit Than Sale
The buzz from yesterday afternoon/evening at the Winter Meetings was that the Washington Nationals may have given up too much (in the form of young pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning) for Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton, who ha...
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Team Endless: Phight for Philly
We saw our first big breakthrough on the offensive end this weekend in our final Zero Gravity tournament, breaking the fifty-point barrier for the first time in our second game. Unfortunately, we were not able to capitalize on that success and close out the...
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Team Endless: Battle for the Belt
After ten games and a lot of growing pains, we have finally identified our single biggest weakness; we struggle, in the words of Jay Bilas, to "score the ball." There was a lot of growth this past weekend over four games on our home hardwood, especially aft...
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Team Endless: NJ Spring Crossover
Our second Zero Gravity tournament of five was this past weekend in Wayne, New Jersey, and we were looking to rebound from starting our season 0-3 with a couple of flat efforts in our first two games. To that end, we had spent our two practice days last wee...
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Team Endless in Baltimore
We kicked off our season perhaps a week or two later than we would have liked, but these things happen when the parks and recreation department takes its sweet time to approve your permit for a practice space. So instead of going down to Richmond for a tour...
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Richard Lee Ranger (1923-2015)
I have been remarkably fortunate to reach my thirties with three
living grandparents, especially when all of them were born before things like
penicillin, television, and the Great Depression. And I have been even more
fortunate to have them all be an integ...
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Team Endless Sports
Many of you may be aware that after a two-and-a-half-year absence from coaching, I returned to the sidelines this spring, coaching ninth and tenth-grade boys for a non-profit organization called Team Endless Sports that is based in District Heights, Marylan...
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Heartbreak
Ninety-nine percent of the time, this is what happens when we follow sports. This is what happens when we spend so much attention on a group of young and middle-aged men playing a funny, somewhat slow-paced game on roughly two and a half acres of quirkily s...
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Hot Stove Outlook: Washington Nationals
Okay, Nationals fans, what conclusions can we draw from this season's massive disappointment? The Nats were supposed to win 100 (or more) games, but instead scuffled around at .500 and finished a distant second in the National League East. To add insult to ...
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