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Discussion: Plans that either come to naught, or half a page of scribbled lines

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President Calvin Coolidge, baseball fan
President Calvin Coolidge, baseball fan
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This isn't the article I planned to write.

Yesterday I spent two hours working on this article called "Class Stratification and Major League Baseball." I spent two more hours on it this morning. I even dug up this cool photo of Calvin Coolidge to illustrate the article.

But I realized a few minutes ago that the idea was untenable as an article, that it would most certainly be misunderstood or misinterpreted, would probably cause a massive flamewar that I lack the patience to deal with, and that it was something that should be a much larger piece, perhaps even a book, that I will never have time to write. Frustrating.

It is right up there on the shelf with my unwritten PhD thesis (The Religious Foundations of British Socialism), my unfinished Cthulhu Mythos novella about abolitionist John Brown vs. pro-slavery followers of Nyarlathotep (Free State Red), and the plotted-but-unwritten short story about a haunted B-17 (called Hanger Queen, essentially 12' O'Clock High meets Christine).

Plans that either come to naught, or half a page of scribbled lines.

As a community building exercise, tell us about your best unfulfilled plans, baseball-related or not. Those are some of mine. What are yours?