Sport: The Lip

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In the land beyond the Brooklyn Bridge, where 2,800,000 real human beings live among baby carriages, delicatessens, and streets of all-alike houses, spring was beginning to stir. Robins and forsythia blossoms appeared in Prospect Park. From Red Hook to Canarsie the sound of baseball bats flung to the pavement and the scuffing of feet skedaddling after fly balls could be heard in nearly every block. At Ebbets Field, the infield shone emerald-green for next week's opening game. Everything was in order but the Dodgers—and because of them there was little...

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