Stray cast: Bumps, baseball & boobs

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It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.

After all, this Web log is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of the outdoors column in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays since April 2, 2003.

Here’s today’s:

Ron Karkovice and I know bumps. Hence, my annual spring diatribe: A bump isn’t precisely the pitching mound. Using it that way is hackneyed tripe. Stop it. American English shouldn’t be as tough as walleye fishing off Chicago.

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