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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Baseball

A real sports animal

Love him or hate him, Jim Traber just wants you to have an opinion.


Sports

Andrew Gilman
Here’s what Jim Traber says about himself:
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The reverend returns

The man who broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier is back to celebrate the feat’s 60th anniversary.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
At 87, Rev. William “Bill” Greason has had more life experiences than many of us ever will. He grew up in poverty. He served in two wars. And, in 1952, he broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dust to dust

The latest film by acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns chronicles a dark, dusty chapter in Oklahoma history.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Even after 80-plus years, Oklahoma remains firmly identified with, and haunted by, the Dust Bowl.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

At bat

Curtis Grimes abandoned a sure shot at a baseball career for a risky one in country music. The diamond’s loss is your ears’ gain.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Curtis Grimes
9:30 p.m. Saturday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$5
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

42

This Jackie Robinson biopic is a solid hit.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In chronicling the real-life tale of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, 42 is schmaltzy, sentimental and shameless. There is no dabbling in highfalutin niceties like subtext or nuance. Writer-director Brian Helgeland, who penned the hardly simplistic L.A. Confidential, keeps his focus simple and is content to let his hero worship fly.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The sporting life

A newly established sports consortium is tasked with helping OKC leaders pursue various sporting events to bring to the city.


Sports

Tim Farley
Bringing the Summer X Games or a Grand Prix race to the metro area would receive top priority from the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, a not-for-profit advisory group formed earlier this year.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

42

A solid hit.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In chronicling the real-life tale of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, 42 is schmaltzy, sentimental and shameless. There is no dabbling in highfalutin niceties like subtext or nuance. Writer-director Brian Helgeland, who penned the hardly simplistic L.A. Confidential, keeps his focus simple and is content to let his hero worship fly.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Social media gets the finger ... of blame. Again.


CFN

None
Who’s to blame? Answering that question is a pastime every bit as American as baseball and overeating.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, where are your PR people, anyway?


CFN

Gazette staff
Apparently, they’re getting their wires crossed and leaving Gov. Mary Fallin to look like she’s not keeping up with the times.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
 
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