Sport: Play Ball

First, somebody forgot to assign a man to raise the U.S. flag at Ebbets Field (an improvement over 1913, when the Dodgers couldn't even find a flag). Then, in a fit of haste, the Brooklyns ran their World Championship emblem up the pole above the Stars & Stripes.

Otherwise, the 1956 big-league baseball season got off to a hot start last week in cold, dank weather. There were rookies in almost every lineup, but it was the big-name pros who provided the heat. Philadelphia's Robin Roberts, hoping to win 20 games for the seventh straight year, pitched a typical Robertsian...

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