Baseball and Politics – Part I

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Like many people, two of my primary interests are politics and sports. They both lend themselves to statistical analysis; they have “seasons” (in both cases too long); and winners are sometimes the wealthy front-runners (George W. Bush or the New York Yankees); other times they are among those with the least resources (Dennis Kucinich or the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays).

Back to the bus

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The latter is what we’d like in St. Louis; a gleaming train running down the middle of Highway 40 or an express train from O’Fallon, MO to O’Fallon, IL. Well, guess what, it’s not going to happen. We’re not a megalopolis like New York, Chicago, or Toronto. We’re a very livable mid-sized community that has less traffic than the Atlantas or Houstons of the world but still enough to aggravate us considerably.

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