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On and On and On

This is a new record of the iteration number. 750 000 000 ! This value took more than 10 gigabytes of ram to render the reference. Don’t worry, spiders, I keep house casually. (Issa)

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Forlorn Free Play

Because I carry the equipment bags and make out the line-ups and provide ad hoc and amateur cognitive behavioral therapy interventions, I possess awesome power within the Free Play Softball League leadership, you know, the one I convened prior to … Continue reading

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Free Play Growth Ring

I started playing Free Play Softball League in 2002. At the time, the game was co-ed to the magnitude of six female players, Alice, Laine, Angie, Amy, Linda, Mary. By 2009, the attrition of female players had reached its “negative … Continue reading

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A Benefit of Global Warming?

Another beautiful day for our Sunday Free Play Softball game. The weather has been mild all summer and now is unseasonably warm in the early fall. We’ll keep playing until the increasing cold knocks our numbers below twelve. What is … Continue reading

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In the Range of Perfection

The world is run as much by folly as by wisdom, as much by order as by chaos, but–and this “but” is huge–these accidents may still intend something interesting.—James Hillman Nicole joined us for the first time. Mia came back. … Continue reading

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Free Play Softball League Last Up’s

A 20-8 lead was almost completely vaporized by a nine run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. I believe the largest comeback for a win was nine runs. Several years ago there was a fourteen run comeback that … Continue reading

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Objectively, There Are, Sometimes, Adjustments

Objectivity, no matter what it is in practice, or within technique, or in philosophical specification, lands always as a sort of brutish given. It is a species of truth claim that is paradoxically about the independent nature of the so-called … Continue reading

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Six days I stray, on number seven I try to be a little better

Here And Now by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Here, in the heart of the world, Here, in the noise and the din, Here, where our spirits were hurled To battle with sorrow and sin, This is the place and the spot … Continue reading

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Speed Factors and Bell Curves

They, the Free Play assembly, refers to me as ‘Cap’ or Commish, and, it was Kolb who dubbed me the ‘handicapper.’ I’ve been making the Sunday morning line-up out since the season of 2004. As I have had occasion to … Continue reading

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Free Play Futility and the solidarity of variability

Free Play Softball League, a confrere open to anyone 16-96 who has the chops to enjoin a game that references an ethic, that a game may be literally played as an experiment in learning how to play the game itself, … Continue reading

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Free Play Softball Mercurious

Did Cap intentionally allow a ball to pass between his legs in the penultimate inning so as to guide the game’s score closer to the promised land of a one-run game? Later, after the one run game was over, a … Continue reading

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Thunderdogs in Believeland

I raised a beer mug to toast to Cleveland “being this unusual town where music and sports are held in the highest regard.” I was a guest of Warren’s at a dinner populated with members of the Long Live Rock … Continue reading

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Free Play Escape

We’ve managed to put together enough free play personnel to play half field. Players who were regulars during the season lose their stones and are gone, while the hard core core remains. It seems we’re all going to vote for … Continue reading

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The Biggest Goal Is to Be Yourself

It would be somewhat illogical to make the Tribe the underdogs, but if it must be so! After years of pain, Cleveland is four wins from being America’s sports town We’ve seen teams go from worst-to-first in a single year … Continue reading

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When Is A Single Run Not One?

Sunday, Free Play Soft Ball league enjoyed a funny game amidst: the mildness of early autumn, the goose shit, the late rolling ballers. My ‘worst ever since 1970’ hitting slump continued, yet, because I can play all fielding positions in … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Man

Two notes: yesterday the game was won when a throwing error on a successful force out at home allowed three runners to score in the top of the first extra inning. This is the kind of unusual stuff that helps … Continue reading

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The Way Nobody Looks

It was not a close game Sunday. …except one team won the first three innings, and the other team won the last four innings. This is what is meant by the underlying score. Nobody keeps score this way! A Necessary … Continue reading

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Free Play At Bat

[KGVID]http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/DAVEBATBAT.mp4[/KGVID] Actions have consequences. Skilful actions have beneficial consequences. Patient, enduring effort in skilfulness of body, speech and mind brings about spiritual progress. Patient, persistent effort in ethics, meditation and study brings about spiritual growth. Patience is a Perfection (paramita) … Continue reading

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Fundamentally Temporary

In any complex string of events in which each event unfolds with some element of uncertainty, there is a fundamental asymmetry between past and future. Leonard Mlodinow Over the last six weeks, Free Play Softball league has shown six games … Continue reading

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Free Play Weird Regression

Packing up on a very hot day, after a fourth one-run outcome in a row.

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