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Friday comment contest winner

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I'm on a roll blasphemously bashing baseball (see post below), so I might as well dig myself even deeper and award the Friday comment contest a day early before I spend the rest of this Thursday doing my side job as a newspaper columnist/reporter.

(Hint: I'm on Mark Jackson's trail!)

Our winner is Jim Clark, for sharing this quote on Theodore Roosevelt's view of the sport, from someone who should know. Turns out he was no Teddy Ballgame.

"Father and all of us regarded baseball as a mollycoddle game. Tennis, football, lacrosse, boxing, polo, yes; they are violent, which appealed to us. But baseball? Father wouldn't watch it, not even at Harvard."

- Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1961

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