The Infinite Inning #52: Pain, Lies and Disco Fries


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Cliff Corcoran (The Athletic) takes his turn in the rotation to pursue topics within topics, from the widening space between balls in play to a sinister plan to headhunt an 11-year-old girl. Cliff also quotes Dr. Dre, which is a first for this program. SteveStories include Dan Ford’s infamous baserunning mishap and how outfielder Johnny Mostil’s darkest day collides with a Harlan Ellison adage on resiliency. WARNING: There is an extended discussion of a ballplayer’s long-ago suicide attempt in the second segment. If you are having similar thoughts, the National Suicide Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. TABLE OF CONTENTS Disco Dan Learns a Lesson*Johnny Mostil was a Paingod*Cliff Corcoran: Rise of the Silver and Black Caps*The uniforms you never see on throwback days*Uniforms intended to intimidate Johnny Cueto and other people*Discrimination in Durham, NH*The lack of pronoun diversity in baseball*Setting the stage for the female ballplayers*A momentary pause for whale facts and insecurity*The state of 2018 so far*The rising time between balls in play*Advanced analysis has pushed us into making baseball boring?*Batter vs. pitcher strikeouts*More time with Brandon Belt and Luke Appling on a Per-At-Bat Basis than Anyone Desires*Getting 1,000 hits in a single day*Jumping on the Phillies bandwagon?*Goodbyes. The Infinite Inning now has a Facebook group! Come one, come all, come as you are, come as Willie Kamm ‘28.

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