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Urbina’s Mom and Ebbets Field

This is really some great news. Ugueth Urbina’s mother was rescued Friday after being held captive for more then five months. I wish the Urbina family my best in getting their life back together.

I went to my first SABR event today. In addition to meeting several good people, I also got to meet a couple of internet brethren. Ryan Sosin over at Tigers Central and Joel Luckhaupt of the Great American Reds Blog were both in attendance, and it was nice being able to put a face to the site.

The agenda was pretty interesting. They officially renamed the chapter the Don Lund Chapter, after the former Tiger. There was a conversation regarding the Negro League with committee co-chair Dick Clark. MSU Professor Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu discussed some of the history going into her upcoming book about the history of baseball in Japan. And Joseph McCauley discussed his book, “Ebbets Field: Brooklyn’s Baseball Shrine.” I haven’t had a chance to read it cover to cover, but I flipped through and skimmed it, and I highly recommend it. You can pick it up here at Author House.

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