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Today has been a lousy day. Many people whose work I absolutely adore lost their gigs at Sports On Earth today. This was a surprise to me, to say the least.

I am not one of those losing my job today. This makes it difficult for me to say anything; as someone who has been laid off literally dozens of times, I know there isn’t anything someone who is staying can say to someone who is going that doesn’t sound awful and patronizing. Sports On Earth is going to continue, and I, along with the others staying, will do our best to do a great site, but it won’t be the same, obviously. All I can say is that I’m sad and that I miss them already and I will read them everywhere they go forever.

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So they used to have this booth at the old Busch Stadium where you could call great moments in baseball history. This is me doing this in 1996. I miss the floppy hair.

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Jeez, if there’s one word you’d think TMZ could spell right, it’d be “photos.”

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Just so they’re locked in, my World Cup predictions.

(It has really amazed me how much I’ve gotten into the World Cup this cycle. The World Series will always matter more to me, but the World Cup is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on Earth.)

(USA! USA!)

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeee #oscar

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I put together a page with all (or at least the ones I could remember) the profiles I’ve written. It’s right here, and it’s also in that little banner of links at the top of this page. That banner of links is sorta handy, actually. Lots of good stuff for you up there.

Anyway, hello.

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While looking for election results, I came across this story. At first I thought they were talking about me, but they weren’t.

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#usmnt

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Five hour drive away. Very tempted.

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2001: A Space Odyssey references in Mad Men “The Monolith” & “The Runaways”

Source: oh-whiskers
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My father is on Facebook now and it’s sort of entertaining.

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We just finished the third leg of the Leitch Across America tour. This time we hit Chicago, and it was maybe the most fun trip yet. Here are the stories:

Also, we did podcasts with Yahoo’s Kevin Kaduk, ESPN Chicago’s Jon Greenberg and Earth’s George F. Will.

These trips, in which I just get to drink and talk to fans and watch games, are the best. I hope you enjoy them.

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This isn’t how I should have been spending the last 27 minutes of my life, but it’s how I was spending the last 27 minutes of my life. (Related.)