"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
He's got a gun concealed about his person. You can't tell me he throws them balls with his arm. Ring Lardner on Walter Johnson
On this day in 1946, Walter Johnson, nicknamed "The Big Train," whose fastball is considered among the best in baseball history, died at age 59. Today in History has more.
It goes without saying this hot-stove season has been grand for a Red Sox fan, but for the baseball mossback it has been made wonderful as well by the prospect of the national pastime's rightful return to the nation's capital, in advance of which happy event has sprung up a whole new crop of DC baseball blogs.