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What a name!

There must be some ugly fun or at least an emotional release to be had in letting those racial slurs fly during the “What a Game!” baseball fan number. Interestingly, we’ve not yet discussed the show’s use of the n-word. And the k-word(s), the p-word, and the m-word. Maybe the script gives us the necessary […]


Baseball Fans of the 1900s

Tonight we tackle “What a Game.” In an earlier post, I uploaded a YouTube clip featuring narration of the 1905 world series game 2 between the New York Giants (later the San Francisco Giants) and the Philadelphia Athletics (an American League Philadelphia team from 1901-1954). I also posted a picture of an early 1900s Harvard […]


Views of City Life (Tenements, Transportation, and Baseball)

All hail YouTube for these terrific collections (drawn from other collections) of New York City life during the time Ragtime is set. 1.YouTube user Ten7d5 created this show from “NYC Dept of Tenement houses, from various Manhattan street scene photographs” and Jacob Riis photos. The show ends with a 1903 Edison “actuality” film titled “Move […]