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Behold: Deik Scram

This week, I went to a baseball game in Erie, Penn. — home of the Erie Seawolves, the double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The team manager is Tommy Brookens, a hero of my boyhood because he played third base for the 1984 Tigers.

The Seawolves have an outfielder who owns one of best baseball names ever: Deik Scram. I hope he makes it to the big leagues, if only because I enjoy saying his name so much. Deik Scram. Deik Scram. Deik Scram…

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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