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Grinding Through The Long Baseball Season

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Blue Rider Press
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Even devoted baseball fans marvel at the length of the regular season.

At 162 games, it is twice as long--in number of games--as the NBA season, the next longest. 

Players can go weeks without a single day off, leading to their common name for the schedule: The Grind

Those two words are also the title of a book by Barry Svrluga, baseball writer for the Washington Post.

He shares stories of the wear-and-tear of the long season in the book, and joins us with insights.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.