Sport: The Bushes

Baseball, as played on the manicured, moneyed diamonds of the major leagues, is not generally considered a dangerous sport. But on the seedy ball fields of the bush leagues, the hazards of the game have always been considerable. Bush-leaguers get poisoned by carbon monoxide in the line of duty (while riding ancient buses between towns), break ribs and ankles with alarming frequency in outfield potholes, sometimes have to cadge money for food. Nowadays a fan might even get up one morning and find that his team has vanished altogether. Said Sam Bray, insurance...

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