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July 31, 2014

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In this April 10, 2014 photo, John Weber keeps score with a pencil and scorecard as he watches a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs at Wrgley Field Thursday, in Chicago. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. Between batters and between pitches, most fans in the stands at Wrigley _ and everywhere else in the majors _ take their eyes off the game to peck away at smartphones, not bothering to try to figure out the baseball hieroglyphics that Weber and other purists scrawl on their cards.

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In this April 10, 2014 photo, John Weber keeps score with a pencil and scorecard as he watches a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs at Wrgley Field Thursday, in Chicago. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. Between batters and between pitches, most fans in the stands at Wrigley _ and everywhere else in the majors _ take their eyes off the game to peck away at smartphones, not bothering to try to figure out the baseball hieroglyphics that Weber and other purists scrawl on their cards.