Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/19/14
10/4/1924 | Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb (flanked by George Sisler on the left) share a more relaxed moment than they had earlier that season (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) I don’t know about you, but I’m waist-deep in the winter doldrums. Opening Day is 67 long days away and it is currently a frigid 10° outside of my apartment.  It’s about this time of year that I need something to thaw me out of my wintry depression and rekindle my hope that spring is indeed on its way.  However, my wife won’t let me watch The Bachelor, Russell Crowe belting out a musical number ain’t doing it for me (you think he’d risk screaming, “Are you not entertained?” in Les Miz? Me neither.), and we are at the start of two full weeks of Super Bowl build-up during which ESPN will chase down every conceivable story line, no matter how tangential to the actual game, like Tommy Lee Jones hunting Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.  I needed something to chisel the ice off of my cold, sunless world, and as I often...
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