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Modern spin on baseball card cartoons

Originally Published: June 8, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

I long for a world in which baseball players serve their country by tossing baseballs instead of grenades, pitch in scuba gear, sell real estate in catcher's gear and play winter ball in Venezuela while wearing Mexican sombreros.

I haven't plucked this utopian world from my imagination -- it existed in the once familiar cartoons on the back of baseball cards. In the days before Twitter, Facebook, the Internet and the Worldwide Leader, back when there were only three TV networks ...

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