Sport: Grimes for Stengel

When the directors of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team last month ousted their able manager Casey Stengel, amazed baseball reporters promptly began guessing the name of his successor. Consensus was that it would be pugnacious Burleigh Grimes, who pitched for Brooklyn from 1918 to 1927.

From president to bat boy, the Dodgers have been famed as a team that always does the unexpected. Last week they paradoxically lived up to this reputation by doing the expected. As famed as their knack of getting caught between bases has been the Dodgers' knack of expressing...

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