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As it ended, an exceedingly well-trained PR man -- Brad Horn, employed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- came away with custody of the soon-to-be-sacred artifacts. Those would be David Freese's bat -- a black Pro Adirondack -- and the remnants of the Cardinals' home jersey gleefully torn by his teammates after his game-winning home run in the sixth game of the 107th World Series, what may well go down as The Greatest Game Ever Played. "Only the left half," said Horn, proudly displaying the Cooperstown-bound jersey. "The other half didn't make it." The game lasted four hours and 33 minutes. That's an awful lot to ask of American males, the most demographically cherished among whom have been raised on forms of all-but-instant visual gratification, including high-def special effects, video games, YouTube bloopers and porn. Yes, baseball gets a lot of grief, much of it doled out by people like myself. No game has such a reverential sense of its own history. Then again, after ...
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