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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Who Played Left Field, Stalin or Lenin?

Normally I wouldn’t mention this, but I was surprised to see that the winning pitcher in a Pennsylvania high school state championship game was Dylan “Trotsky” Borawski. Reminds me of a fun novel I read once, The Dixie Association, about the Arkansas Reds. Also the fact that Fidel Castro was a pretty good hurler in ...

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Normally I wouldn't mention this, but I was surprised to see that the winning pitcher in a Pennsylvania high school state championship game was Dylan "Trotsky" Borawski.

Reminds me of a fun novel I read once, The Dixie Association, about the Arkansas Reds. Also the fact that Fidel Castro was a pretty good hurler in his day.

Normally I wouldn’t mention this, but I was surprised to see that the winning pitcher in a Pennsylvania high school state championship game was Dylan “Trotsky” Borawski.

Reminds me of a fun novel I read once, The Dixie Association, about the Arkansas Reds. Also the fact that Fidel Castro was a pretty good hurler in his day.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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