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Oh, What a Year
KEVIN KERR
December 31, 2012
The Mayans may have been wrong about 2012 being apocalyptic. But that's not to say that it didn't sometimes feel like things were going off the rails
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December 31, 2012

Oh, What A Year

The Mayans may have been wrong about 2012 being apocalyptic. But that's not to say that it didn't sometimes feel like things were going off the rails

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At That Rate, in Two Weeks They'd Have Nobody Left on the Roster

Johan Santana's no-hitter was a thrill for Mets fans. But Mike Baxter missed eight weeks after crashing into the fence while making a catch to preserve the first no-hitter in team history. And reliever Ramon Ramirez went on the DL after straining his right hamstring when the team mobbed Santana.

College Sports at Its Best Sets the Paradigm for the True Shared Union of Mind and Body ...

Ohio State third-string quarterback Cardale Jones tweeted, "Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS."

... In Which Youngsters Thrive and Are Mentored by Caring Adult Role Models

According to 247sports.com, Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech head coach, was eating dinner with prospective football recruits and Red Raiders coaches at the 50-Yard Line restaurant in Lubbock recently when he got up and left the table. "The waitress brought our food out, and we thought [Tuberville] went to the bathroom, but he never came back to dinner," said one recruit. "Then next thing I know, the next day, he made an announcement that he's going to [coach at] Cincinnati."

Not So Much a Reader

In a New York Times interview, U.S. Open champ Andy Murray was asked the last book he had read. "I never read," he said. "The paper or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and TV series and stuff. But I never, never read."

Minus One Legend

The Astros invited fans to a Legends Weekend lunch featuring former team stars Jose Cruz and Joe Niekro. Cruz showed up. But Niekro has not attended any public events since his death in 2006.

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