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The Screwball Times is a playground for the intellectually curious goofball. The Sousaphonist on the Moneyball bandwagon with a ne’er-do-well streak. Hot takes are mock. Conclusions dim. The perspective on baseball, while grounded in respect and irrational passion, defaults to digression, triviality, and the undressing of a funny game featuring the erratic thwacking of a little round ball.

For sober and critical analysis, defer to baseball braniacs like those at The Hardball Times. Meanwhile, I’m happy to screw around. Baseball is too great to be taken so seriously.

Welcome, fellow scoundrel. Read on.

Calvin Tossing a Baseball to Himself

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