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A Grip on Sports: Come to think of it, everything in life is a competition of some sort

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to believe it’s All Saints’ Day already. It was my favorite Catholic day of observance, as our elementary school was closed – though we were supposed to trundle off to Mass – and we could stay out later on Halloween than our public school counterparts. Hey, the tail end of the Baby Boom was a tough time to be a kid. You took your joy where you could find it.

A Grip on Sports: This October is starting to seem familiar thanks to baseball’s bad boys

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what? October feels eerily familiar. Sure, even the guy on the River Styx ferry is wearing a mask, but the rest of the goings-on fit right in. It’s cold in the mornings. There is football on the tube. Lee Corso’s picks make us scratch our head in wonderment. And baseball makes you want to tear your hair out. See, familiar.