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(Courtesy of the Miami Marlins)

The best thing about baseball is the legends that build up around the game. There’s always a story, and it always has a whiff of the unreal, whether it’s Yogi Berra’s leaps in logic, Dock Ellis’ psychedelic-fueled no-hitter, Bo Jackson’s left-handed Read more

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(Nick Garcia Photography)

A single bottle of Scotch whisky sold for more than $2.7 million last November. One bottle. It was a Macallan 1926, one of 40 bottles’ worth distilled in that year, aged 60 years in sherry wood and bottled in 1986. There are no tasting notes for this Read more

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(World Red Eye for SOBEWFF)

The year Prohibition ended, Hawaii was still two decades away from statehood, Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District was under construction and a fellow named Ernest Gantt taught America to fall in love with the exotic. He’d spent his youth Read more

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There was dismay on the woman’s face at the next table. “This is … wrong! It’s … I don’t know, it’s wrong,” she said, and she put her glass down. “That’s not an old fashioned. I don’t know what it is.” Read more

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(The Tag Experience)

In 1493, Christopher Columbus built the first intentional European settlement on this side of the Atlantic. That is, leaving aside Leif Erikson’s rather cold settlement on an island a bit closer to the North Pole than Nova Scotia. Read more

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