Category: The Great American Pastime

Nationals' Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

Nationals' Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

| November 10, 2011 | Reply

This is not the kind of story I expected to see today.

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A Ballpark Bursting with Pride

A Ballpark Bursting with Pride

| October 31, 2010 | 3 Replies

There are moments that remind me why I love the game of baseball. Tonight’s first pitch in Texas Stadium before Game 4 of the World Series was one of those moments. Did you notice that George W. drove the cart out himself? And how proud were Barbara and Laura in the front row? Say what […]

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Victory Comes to Texas At Last

Victory Comes to Texas At Last

| October 23, 2010 | 2 Replies

Big congratulations to the Texas Rangers for slaying the Evil Empire and reaching the World Series for the first time in club history. I admit I’ve always had a soft spot for the Rangers, back when Pete O’Brien, Buddy Bell, and Larry Parrish were thumping the ball around the park and Charlie Hough was slinging […]

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Why Haven’t the Nats Signed Dunn?

Why Haven’t the Nats Signed Dunn?

| July 16, 2010 | Reply

I confess I am utterly baffled that the Washington Nationals have not signed Adam Dunn to a new contract deal. For those of you who aren’t a fan of the Nats (or might not follow baseball all that closely), let me give you a run-down of the situation. Any team that expect to compete for […]

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RIP George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard

RIP George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard

| July 13, 2010 | 2 Replies

George Steinbrenner, legendary owner of the New York Yankees, is dead this morning after suffering a massive heart attack last night. The report comes from the Associated Press, which cited a source close to the family. The New York Daily News confirmed the report through an anonymous team source. Steinbrenner was 80- years old and had […]

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It’s Come to This: Hitler Gets Wind of the Imperfect Game

It’s Come to This: Hitler Gets Wind of the Imperfect Game

| June 5, 2010 | 2 Replies

You just knew it was only a matter of time before word of Jim Joyce’s blown call reached Hitler’s bunker. Sadly, the video is not embeddable, so you’ll have to click the link to get to it. Your time will not be wasted, though. Also, if you want another reasonable, but wrong, opinion on instant […]

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Umpire Steals a Perfect Game. Baseball Shouldn’t Steal the Game’s Soul.

Umpire Steals a Perfect Game. Baseball Shouldn’t Steal the Game’s Soul.

| June 2, 2010 | 3 Replies

I have been a baseball fan all my life. I’ve watched thousands of games and I tell you that I’ve never seen a worse call by an umpire than the call Jim Joyce made to rob the Detroit Tigers’ Armando Gallaraga of a perfect game tonight. If Joyce had made the right call — the […]

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The Delivery Presents – Release the Filibusterer in Chief!

The Delivery Presents – Release the Filibusterer in Chief!

| April 7, 2010 | 1 Reply

Episode 33? Done in a bun, folks. I decided on another solo show this week, mostly because other parts of my life demanded more time than usual and I didn’t have much time to devote to lining up a guest or two. It’s the way it goes sometimes, but I think the show is a […]

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President Obama’s Favorite Baseball Player Is…Well, Bring A Lunch. This May Take a While

President Obama’s Favorite Baseball Player Is…Well, Bring A Lunch. This May Take a While

| April 6, 2010

Chances are, if you’re a baseball fan, you have a player or two you admire. I admit that I don’t follow the major leagues very much anymore (this is a long story I won’t tell now) but I was an avid fan for most of my life. I can still name the starting nine and […]

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The Stories of His Athleticism Appear Grossly Exaggerated

The Stories of His Athleticism Appear Grossly Exaggerated

| April 6, 2010

Yesterday, a mighty horde of conservative bloggers had a good chuckle over President Obama’s sad attempt to throw an opening day first pitch. Okay, I admit it was funny to watch the President we’ve been told is a top-notch athlete lob a dying quail that came down somewhere in the general vicinity of home plate, […]

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