Arriving home from a business trip one evening last week, i found my wife planted in front of the television set, concentrating intently on the World Series. That surprised me. She does not follow baseball.

Neither do I, anymore. As I have acknowledged before, my loyalty to the Kansas City Blues of the American Association was of such intensity and purity that their demise pretty much ended my interest in the game. It's not easy to work up enthusiasm for a bunch of strangers.

I was not among those who jumped on Bob Dole for referring to the National League team...

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