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Sad end to a man's quest for knowledge

With newspaper box scores going the way of the dinosaur, a daily obsession goes away

Originally Published: August 14, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

We interrupt the stretch run of this fascinating baseball season with something completely irrelevant, epically ridiculous and wildly unimportant. A most absurd streak quietly ended in 2010: For the first time since 1989, I no longer clip every box score of every baseball game from the nearest newspaper and tape each one into a spiral notebook, a daily task that I've estimated, at roughly 15 minutes per day, has cost me 40 days of my truly pathetic life.

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