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Larry Granillo’s (Baseball Prospectus and Wezen-Ball) recent forensic investigation into Ferris Buehler’s whereabouts on his now infamous day off made for one of the more creative and entertaining blog posts in quite some time. For those who missed the piece, Granillo attempted (and succeeded) to determine the date of the game that Buehler attended with […]

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One hundred years ago in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Wilson Reagan began an improbable road to the presidency that culminated in one of the most successful political careers in American history. Admittedly, I have a profound admiration for the Gipper, but The Captain’s Blog likes to steer clear of politics, so this centennial tribute will focus […]

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To many baseball fans, Leslie Nielsen, who died yesterday at the age of 84, is better known as “Enrico Palazzo”, the dysfunctional national anthem singer turned home plate umpire that he portrayed in a scene from The Naked Gun. Nielsen’s outrageous parody yielded one most memorable comedic depictions of the game in movie history. However, […]

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Yesterday was the anniversary of the day the Babe hit 60, but October 1 belongs to Roger Maris and 61. Next year will mark the golden anniversary of Maris’ historic blast off the Red Sox Tracy Stallard in 1961, and the Yankees are sure to have something special planned to mark the occasion. In the […]

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