Tag: baseball

Panther Crossing… and Baseball?

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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A hard-to-miss “Panther Xing” sign outside the Red Sox spring training facility has fans wondering if the federally endangered Florida panther needs more habitat.

Beetle Strikes Out, Threatens National Pastime

Written by | June 25th, 2009

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When we wrote about the threat of the emerald ash borer back in April, things seemed bad, but the main source of wood for Louisville Slugger bats was still (kind of) safe.  How things can change in just two short months. On June 15th, the emerald ash borer was confirmed present in Cattaraugus County, NY, […]

Baseball’s Buggy Problem, and Ours

Written by | April 9th, 2009

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Major league baseball (which just started its season this week) is considered the national pastime. But it’s also a curious leading indicator for the impending doom of some of North America’s greatest tree species. You see, baseball bats used to be made out of elm and chestnut wood — both tree species that have been […]

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