Clearing the Bases

Clearing the Bases

Something has gone horribly wrong with the game, and according to Schmidt, it's time to do something about it. Clearing the Bases is a much-needed call to arms by one of baseball's most respected players.

Author: Mike Schmidt

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 0060854995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Between 1995, when Mike Schmidt was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the dawn of the recent "Steroid Era," when baseball's biggest names were as likely to appear before Congress as they were to play in the All-Star Game, our national pastime has devolved into a national punch line. Even though the past two years have witnessed the Red Sox' finally putting an end to the Curse of the Bambino and the White Sox' bringing a championship to the South Side of Chicago for the first time in eighty-seven years, the sad truth is that the 2005 and 2006 seasons may be remembered as much for the league's scandals and blockbuster free-agent signings as they are for historic accomplishments on the field. Something has gone horribly wrong with the game, and according to Schmidt, it's time to do something about it. Clearing the Bases is a much-needed call to arms by one of baseball's most respected players. Drawing on his experiences as a third baseman, a manager, and, most recently, a fan, Schmidt takes on everything from skyrocketing payrolls, callous owners, and unapproachable players to inflated statistics, and, of course, ersatz home run kings. With bold and spirited counsel, Schmidt offers his own prescription for restoring integrity to the game and bringing baseball back, once and for all, to its rightful place. More than just an old-timer's screed against the modern game, however, Clearing the Bases goes beyond the BALCO investigation and never-ending free-agent bonanzas that dominate the back pages. It also examines all that's right -- and what still needs work -- with our national pastime, including interleague play, expansion, and, most surprisingly, better all-around hitters. Riveting, wise, and illuminating, Clearing the Bases is a Hall of Famer's look at how Major League Baseball has lost its way and how it can head back home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Clearing the Bases

Clearing the Bases

That issue was settled in 1991 when the Hall of Fame officially ruled him “
ineligible , ” or declared that he was ineligible because he was banned from
baseball . The wording isn't clear ; what is clear is that Landis did not specifically
bar him ...

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803217633

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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Who was better, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays? At their peak, who was more valuable, Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams? If Lefty Grove, Sandy Koufax, and Roger Clemens had pitched at the same time against the same hitters, who would have won the most games? If Jackie Robinson had been white, would he be deserving of the Hall of Fame? Who was the greatest all-around player of the last century? ø Clearing the Bases is the first book to tackle these and many other of baseball?s most intriguing questions and offer hard, sensible answers?answers based on exhaustive research and analysis. Sports journalist Allen Barra, whose weekly sports column ?By the Numbers? attracted millions of fans and whose outspoken opinions are discussed regularly on National Public Radio, takes on baseball?s toughest arguments. Using stats and methods he himself has developed, Barra takes you to the heart of baseball's ultimate question??Who's the best???in this, the ultimate baseball debate book, one guaranteed to spark thousands of heated discussions and to supply the fuel for thousands more.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Institutional Bases for Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution Under the Clean Water Act with Emphasis on Agricultural Nonpoint Sources

Institutional Bases for Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution Under the Clean Water Act  with Emphasis on Agricultural Nonpoint Sources

Both Act 249 and Chapter 37 - B define land - disturbing activities in the
language of the Model Act as including but not limited to " tilling , clearing ,
grading , excavating , transporting and filling of land . " 1459 1 1 1 However , the
four very ...

Author: Beatrice Hort Holmes

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210012673966

Category: Agricultural pollution

Page: 165

View: 989

Categories: Agricultural pollution

Engineer Battalions Airborne and Airmobile Divisions

Engineer Battalions  Airborne and Airmobile Divisions

Description of a Fire Base The airmobile division engineer battalion is equipped
to construct artillery fire bases in areas ... Depending on the density of the foliage
on the site , completion of the initial clearing phase by combat engineers with ...

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D016523534

Category: Military art and science

Page:

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Categories: Military art and science

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

In a molding - machine , the combination of a rotatory head , head , a plurality of
receptacles for the base parts carried ... A machine for making lamp - bases
comprising a reservoir been chilled to clear an opening therethrough . for molten
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858029610395

Category: Patents

Page:

View: 388

Categories: Patents

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

In a molding achine , the combination of a rotatory head , head , a plurality of
receptacles for the base parts carried thereby ... A machine for making lamp -
bases comprising a reservoir been chilled to clear an opening therethrough . for
molten ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89048455240

Category: Patents

Page:

View: 668

Categories: Patents

Navy Civil Engineer

Navy Civil Engineer

In Navy alone , conjunction with when the current four rounds of Base
Realignment and foundation conClosure ( BRAC ) are ... 10 on known
environmental conditions , the levels of clean up billion to realign , close and
clean up these bases .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0099747149

Category: Civil engineering

Page:

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Categories: Civil engineering

COMMERCE CLEARING HOUSE

COMMERCE CLEARING HOUSE

Proposed Regulations January and 10 of the widgets placed in service in July
were placed in service and disposed of in the same taxable year , their
depreciable bases are not taken into account in applying the 40 percent test .
Because the ...

Author:

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Actuarial Research Clearing House

Actuarial Research Clearing House

Table 8 : Different Scenarios with the Real Interest Rate : 9 % Bases : Real Rate
Initial Wage Min Salary 9 % 10 Min Salaries 768 . 5 Time ( In years ) Ratas
Nominal Inflation 10 9 % 16 20 Bancrecer Bancrecer Cordia Zurich Zurich W
Contla ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053967777

Category: Actuaries

Page:

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Categories: Actuaries

Proceedings Very Large Data Bases

Proceedings  Very Large Data Bases

Local collection of bills and checks is made by local clearing houses , while inter
- regional collection is made through the domestic exchange sy stem . There are
183 authorized clearing houses throughout Japan . The largest is the Tokyo ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013832574

Category: Database management

Page:

View: 400

Categories: Database management

Defense Conversion in California

Defense Conversion in California

Because several individual base estimates appear conservative , this completion
date would seem optimistic . The Table in Appendix G details current clean - up
cost estimates at California BRAC bases . Clearing these properties for new ...

Author: California. Defense Conversion Council

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822021847165

Category: California

Page: 98

View: 130

Categories: California

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S Patent Office

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S  Patent Office

The invention relates to improvements in The clearing or chisel teeth Care of the
the construction of crosscut - saws , wbich here ... 175,330 , of which I are narrow
at their bases , as shown . am aware , and to the inventions therein set It will be ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2539714

Category:

Page:

View: 847

Categories:

Computer readable Data Bases

Computer readable Data Bases

... Data Base 964 Coal Resources Data System ; National 3105 COAL /
RESULTS / CONTROL 1474 COAL / SPOTPRICES 1474 Coal Statistics Monthly
1910 Coal / Synfuels Letter ; Clean- 937 Coal Technologies ; Clean 1431 Coal
Week 965 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019977480

Category: Databases

Page:

View: 497

Directory of "2805 database in 2509 entries." Science, technology, medicine, business, law, humanities, and social sciences are covered. Entries give such detailed information as data elements, subject matter, and user aids. Name, subject, producer and processor indexes.
Categories: Databases

Publications

Publications

The change in the bases affects simultaneously each pension institution . But an
individual pension institution cannot resort to statutory clearing of the costs solely
to cover a loss that has originated in its own business . It could now be thought ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017348585

Category:

Page:

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Includes documents, translations, proceedings, reports, papers.
Categories:

Very Large Data Bases

Very Large Data Bases

The inverse todo list cost is the same as for smart - invsort . res - clear - inuclear =
Pfile + 3 * Pdb + 2 * Peirtodo + 4 ... Since each entry will be checked for clearing
shortly after it is created , the probability of clearing the entry is much greater if ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002619088

Category: Data structures (Computer science)

Page:

View: 597

Categories: Data structures (Computer science)

Clearing the Path

Clearing the Path

... conpaccayā nāmorūpan , nāmarūpa sciousness ; with consciousness as
condipaccayā saļāyatanan , sal tion , name - & - matter ; with name - & - matter as
āyatanapaccayā phasso , phassa - condition , six bases ; with six bases as
paccayā ...

Author: Ñāṇavīra (Thera.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002605310

Category: Buddhism

Page: 576

View: 828

Categories: Buddhism

The Burroughs Clearing House

The Burroughs Clearing House

For additional details , write Shaw - Walker , 18 Divi - sion Street , Muskegon ,
Michigan 49443 . bodies , cupboard units , shelves , bases , drawers , and locks .
Accessories include dividers , knee space drawers , cash and currency trays ...

Author: Burroughs Corporation

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067699940

Category: Banks and banking

Page:

View: 989

Categories: Banks and banking

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

Clearing the Bases: The Greatest Baseball Debates ofthe Last Century, by Allen
Barra. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2002. Almost as much as watching the game
on the field, hardy baseball fans love a good argument: “who's better” (both team
 ...

Author: Ron Kaplan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803246485

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 248

Propounding his “small ball theory” of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.” Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable—vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Clearing the Way

Clearing the Way

"This is the story of the men and women of 23 Field Squadron - Op Archer Roto 2, comprising soldiers, sailors and airmen drawn from across the Canadian Forces and beyond.

Author: Mark Gasparotto

Publisher: Ardith Publishing

ISBN: 1926582594

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 923

Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar is the story of the men and women of 23 Field Squadron, who served with the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group in Kandahar in 2006. Through the eyes of thirteen Squadron members, relive the early days of the war in Kandahar and the coming of age of a group of soldiers recorded in graphic detail. The reader experiences the large scale battles with Taliban fighters during Operation Medusa, the building of Route Summit and the construction of key Forward Operating Bases. Accompany them as they fight off insurgent attacks along 'Ambush Alley', dodge mortar fire and dispose of the many Improvised Explosive Devices that litter the landscape. These stories expose the raw bedlam, ironic moments and absurdities of war at the soldier-level. It is replete with little nuggets of wisdom and soldier-philosophy that will bring a wry and knowing grin to the face of those who have experienced combat. Clearing the Way highlights the ingenuity of our soldiers and in particular our combat engineers, regardless of the seemingly impossible demands made of them.
Categories: History

Bases of the Plantation Society

Bases of the Plantation Society

Tho ' the Planters are the most numerous , perhaps not the hundredth Part of the
Country is yet clear ' d from the Woods ... and in many places of the Country , that
which has been clear ' d is thicker in Woods than it was before the clearing .

Author: Aubrey C. Land

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B812550

Category: Plantation life

Page: 242

View: 135

Categories: Plantation life