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Dave MB

Lance -- a book you might like is If I Never Get Back by Darryl Brock, a 1989 fantasy novel in the style of Jack Finney's Time and Again. A down-and-out modern ex-baseball player steps off a train in Ohio, and when he steps back on he is in 1876, with the Cincinnatti Redlegs as they start their epochal tour of the east. Of course the sport the Redlegs call "baseball" is not at all what we play today...


Throwing underhand places far far less stress on the arm as throwing overhand. I would bet that even Pedro Martinez could pitch underhand nearly everyday without injury.


Lance, keep in mind the spitter and other trick pitches were allowed, the ball was mushy and couldn't be hit out of the park or with any real authority (the MLB record when Ruth hit 27 HRs was....8), and well...umpires could be bribed or bought.

Also, imagine Reggie on roids...

uncle rameau

go now and read joe posnanski's latest, about Eric Walker and the whole roids thing...

and playing vintage baseball is just about the coolest thing since... uh... civil war reenacting? ok, bad analogy... no, actually, pretty spot on, regrettably...

go Tecumsehs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!

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