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CLASSIC SUN TZU ON DISPLAY AT FENWAY

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If Sun Tzu were alive today, and assuming he’d enjoy the game of baseball, he would love the psychological chess match Joe Maddon and Bobby Valentine engaged in over the weekend. The maneuvering that unfolded at Fenway Park in Boston would have been nothing, if not flattering, to the legendary military strategist.

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OSWALT’S SHORT SEASON BID IS SELFISH

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There is a new trend developing in the Major League Baseball free agent market, and it’s nauseating. Players, namely free agent Roy Oswalt, are attempting to game the major league free agent system in an effort to pitch less, prolong their career, while shopping their talent to select contenders. Call it the new “short season.”

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THE BIRD IS THE WORD

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Call it coincidence. Call it luck. Call it whatever you’d like. But history will tell you the Baltimore Orioles success is attributed to their logo — yes, their logo. OK, well maybe Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, Boog Powell, Cal Ripken Jr. and Earl Weaver had a little influence too, but …

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SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTING FANS

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As cameras scanned the stands during an NFL game last fall I noticed many of the fans were sitting, head down, hands clutching their mobile phones, clearly distracted by the activities taking place on their mobile device … and you paid how much for those tickets?

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COLLINS AND THE ART OF DOUBLESPEAK

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Just as the ink dried on Bob Raissmann’s New York Daily News weekend column, the one that suggested Terry Collins is a one-of-a-kind, honest manager among the few, the proud, the New York Mets manager opened his mouth and out poured the same doublespeak every major league manager is prone too.

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TIME TO MUTE KINER

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I love Ralph Kiner. I respect him for his for his contribution to the game of baseball – both as a player and, later, a broadcaster. If you’ve been a New York Mets fan for any length of time you certainly understand Kiner’s importance in team history.

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