Sport: The Living End

When it is played coolly and efficiently, baseball can sometimes be pretty dull. There is an insomniac in Manhattan who gave up Seconal for the Yankees. But sloppy baseball can be fun to watch—as it was last week, when the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers fumbled and bumbled their way through a wacky three-game playoff for the National League pennant. All it proved was that while the club owners could take the boys away from Coogan's Bluff and Flatbush, they could never take the old ways away from the boys. And...

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