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Strat-O-Matic Fanatic
Bruce Herman
October 05, 1992
For nearly 30 years the best-known baseball board game has held the author in thrall
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October 05, 1992

Strat-o-matic Fanatic

For nearly 30 years the best-known baseball board game has held the author in thrall

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This seductive symmetry is a big part of the reason why I can't give up Strat-O-Matic. I've tried: I quit one league; I relinquished some administrative duties in another; I've explored other hobbies. I even tried baseball cards again for a while.

Ryan, by the way, got that no-hitter. Afterward I held his Strat-O-Matic card in my hand and stared at it as if I had been allowed to touch the Dead Sea Scrolls and, though I couldn't understand them, had sensed their importance.

It occurred to me that someone, somewhere, probably has my old baseball cards. He probably thinks, mistakenly, that he stole my childhood.

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