Notebooks Full of Box Scores

It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways there are for people to use notebooks. Here’s one I hadn’t personally contemplated:

I’ve always loved box scores. From 1990-2009, I never missed one day of clipping and taping box scores, a streak that our best baseball fans must acknowledge is far more impressive than Cal Ripken playing in 2,632 consecutive games. On one memorable night in 2002, I went to bed at 11 o’clock, realized in horror I had forgotten to do my box score book, got dressed, clipped and taped my box scores, then lay down for a restful six hours of sleep as my wife looked at me and wondered how she could have married such an unfathomable geek….

My closet was a shambles, the top shelf had collapsed from the weight of 15 years of box-score books, two books per year, a total of 30.

Read more at The Joy of Sox: Box Scores and Sad End to a Man’s Quest for Knowledge.

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