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BROOKLYN MI - AUGUST 14:  A World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber performs a flyover during the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14 2010 in Brooklyn Michigan.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN MI - AUGUST 14: A World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber performs a flyover during the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14 2010 in Brooklyn Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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It is a slow news day. And yet the links are as inevitable as death and Texas...

Marty Springstead, 74, Managers’ Bane as A.L. Umpire
The umpire who called Clyde Wright's No Hitter passed away.

Gholson: Ryan fights back against Angels
This is an article to read aloud in redneck yeehaw voice for maximum effect.

Toledo Blade, 1951
You think SOPA is bad? In 1951 the owners wanted to ban major league broadcasts in towns with minor league teams in order to keep game attendance figures up!

The Daily Oxnard Courier, 1912
When Angels batter Heinie Heitmuller passed away form Typhoid, the headline was equal in size to the start of World War I.

Heinie Heitmuller’s Posthumous Batting Title
In 1912, Heinie Heitmuller the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast league officially captured the batting title after his death from typhoid fever.

On a much happier note, Happy 37th Birthday to Giant-Killer David Eckstein.