Tag Archives: Satchel Paige

skull and no bones about it

by Art Chantry: this is a cover for a paranoid little book about the super secret fraternity associated with YALE university called “the order of skull & bones.” that jolly roger (with the mystical secret number ‘322’ under it) in … Continue reading

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uncanny valley of reality

There was a post yesterday on Branch Rickey, the baseball general manager who masterminded the integration of baseball and signed Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and others to his Brooklyn Dodgers roster. Rickey was an enigmatic figure, occupying some uncanny valley … Continue reading

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the thin white line

He was known for the quote, “luck is the residue of opportunity and design,” even though it was most likely a misattribution, but even then, John Milton and Paradise Lost could have served as pretext for much of Branch Rickey’s … Continue reading

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CASEY AT THE PLATE: BATTER UP IN BABYLON

Gambling, like pornography, has somehow arranged itself to be completely normalized; an integral element in our service based economy. It is still on the margins of acceptable discourse at the Sunday family supper, sort of doing a limbo under the … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATUM TEAM: ARE WE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND?

We’re all playing in the same band There’s enough guitars for you and me Stand beside your brother and take his hand Seems the times are changing finally We’re all playing in the same band Sing the song together and … Continue reading

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The Alchemist, The Modern Lover & Vermeer

Vermeer was eerie Vermeer was strange He had his own color range As if born in a more modern age They may be oh a hundred or so years ago What’s this a ghost in the gallery Great Scot the … Continue reading

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