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    Culture Jamming Case Study

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    for baseball fans in Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Blue Jays prepared to face off against Cleveland in the American League Championship Series. Catch anything out of sorts about that last sentence (specifically relating to the teams)? Read it one more time. The full name of the team the Cleveland Indians was purposefully left out. The Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play announcer, Jerry Howarth, also uses selective vocabulary like this. Howarth’s protest efforts towards racial terms in broadcasting will be the focus of this paper. The Canadian Press (2016) wrote an article summarizing an interview conducted by the radio station Sportsnet 590AM pertaining to Howarth’s non-usage of the word “Indian” prior to…

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    and a flood of emotion will consume the nation. It was Game 5 of the 2016 World Series and there can only be one! Which team will ultimately break the curse? Will the Indians be able to hold onto series after losing close and emotional game or will the Cubs rally to overcome and go on to finally give the fans a title? The Cubs are known for struggling with the Fall Classic and had yet to win even a single game during the World Series at Wrigley…

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    He's the guy who made me a hitter" -Babe Ruth(Tidbits 1). All throughout history there have been athletes known for key attributes. In Jackson's case it was his natural hitting ability. Too this day Jackson holds the batting average for a player in the rookie season. In 1911 Jackson was traded to the cleveland Naps known now as the Cleveland Indians and recorded the best rookie batting average of all time at .408. Jackson continued to record outstanding amazing batting averages throughout his…

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    Class AAA ball and the Minneapolis Millers. The scout who discovered him, Bud Maughan, had been following him for over a year. When the 1951 season hits Mayes is playing for AAA Minneapolis Millers, hitting at an average of .477. Playing excellent defense, Mays was called up to the Giants on May 24, 1951. He was at a movie theater in Iowa when he found out he was being called up. A message flashed up on the screen that said: "WILLIE MAYS CALL YOUR HOTEL.” He appeared in his first major league…

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    Black Sox Trial Essay

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    Baseball during this time period was a newer addition to the American culture. It became called “America’s Pastime,” the game itself was played by everyone, young and old. It was a shock to the American society to find that eight of the 1919 Black Sox players were suspects of accepting money from gamblers to throw the World Series away. It is considered today as one of the biggest scandals in Major League Baseball history, along with the Pete Rose cheating scandal. As for the trial, some parts…

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    Perfection For about a week I have tried to find the write words to explain to people what it is like to be a perfectionist. How would you describe it? Someone who strives to be perfect. Someone who everyone wants to be. A person who dose not stop until everything in there life is perfect. I only wish that was what perfection is like. You see “At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others.…

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    The Black Sox Scandal Introduction The White Sox get bribed into throwing The World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. The White Sox were made up of two different groups of players and together they formed the best baseball team to ever play. Black Sox The “Black Sox” nickname originated when Comiskey decided to save money by reducing the number of time the uniforms were washed. Comiskey had been known to convince poor baseball players to sell their soul for money. Making a deal…

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    Shoeless Joe Jackson has the third best batting average of all time. “ Shoeless Joe Jackson was a superb hitter whose career average of .356 is the third highest attainted in the history of baseball’’ (“Shoeless Joe Jackson”). “ Joseph Jefferson Jackson was born in poverty on July 16, 1887, in the small South Carolina town of Brandon Mills. His father was a mill worker and never received a decent salary. Joe Jackson's education ended before his twelfth birthday, and he was illiterate when he…

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    Ruth had shown up in Boston on July 11, 1914 along with a few other players from the Orioles Egan and Shore. That morning Ruth went to Launders coffee shop and met a 16 year old waitress named Hellen Woodford who would soon become Ruth’s first wife. That afternoon Ruth won his first game he played against the Cleveland Naps were he scored 4-3. He also pitched to the catcher Bill Carrigan who was also the Red Sox manager. Ruth lost his second game and as a batter for the first time in the major…

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    It was a warm dry sunny day, in San Francisco where the CIncinnati Reds were taking the field for practise. There was someone named Billy. He was a very kind, thoughtful, and sweet person. He looked a little different than other people. He had a mental disability. Even though he had a mental disability he was the best player at the practise by far, and everybody knew. A couple hours later there was another player who came, his name was Josh. When Josh had arrived he overheard people saying that…

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