Category: The Great American Pastime

Enough Winter Already. Spring Training is Here!

Enough Winter Already. Spring Training is Here!

| February 19, 2010 | Reply

If you are one of the approximately ten bazillion people who are sick and tired of winter, there is hope. Pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training today, which means that spring is right around the corner. Chico Harlan is on the scene in Florida with the news from Day One of Washington National spring […]

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Blog Break, Baseball, and the Blues

Blog Break, Baseball, and the Blues

| September 26, 2009 | 2 Replies

I’m taking a day or so off from the blogging grind (as you probably noticed). I spent the lat two evenings at the ballpark watching my new favorite baseball team, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, take the first two games of the Atlantic League divisional playoff series from the Long Island Ducks. Let me tell […]

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Okay, This is Just Neat

Okay, This is Just Neat

| August 20, 2009 | 2 Replies

Catching a foul ball at a baseball game is a rare and precious thing. I’ve been going to games since I was barely old enough to walk (I took my glove to games until I was in my 20s) and I didn’t get my first ball until just this year, on my 41st birthday. I […]

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Congrats, Jim Rice. You Earned It.

Congrats, Jim Rice. You Earned It.

| July 26, 2009 | 1 Reply

Jim Rice will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame today and it’s about damned time. There’s no excuse for Rice’s exile on the eligibility list for 14 years except that baseball writers are a vindictive and petty lot who have decided to punish Rice for his years of not treating them like royalty. Rice […]

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Baseball Been Berry Berry Good to Barry

Baseball Been Berry Berry Good to Barry

| July 15, 2009 | 4 Replies

Is there anything real at all to Barack Obama? I only ask because one of the things we’re told about him is that he’s a hard core fan of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Behold his hard-coredness: Obama: “I love baseball. Baseball is America’s pastime. I’d like to see the baseball Commissioner handle this […]

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Baseball is the Reason God Made Summer

Baseball is the Reason God Made Summer

| April 6, 2009 | 4 Replies

Today is Opening Day, which means that it doesn’t matter a lot if the President is too busy apologizing to Muslims for how mean we are to them that he doesn’t have time for America’s Game. My guess is that he throws a fastball about as well as he tosses a bowling ball. At least […]

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RIP Skip Caray

RIP Skip Caray

| August 4, 2008 | 2 Replies

Anyone who was a baseball fan even a little bit will recognize the voice of Skip Caray, the man who announced Atlanta Braves games for over three decades. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 68 I was first introduced to Caray when my parents got cable television back in […]

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You'll Probably Never See Another Baseball Exhibition Like This

You'll Probably Never See Another Baseball Exhibition Like This

| July 17, 2008 | Reply

I didn’t take the opportunity to write about this earlier in the week, but I definitely wanted to bring it to your attention. Major League Baseball had its big All-Star Shindig and it started Monday with the home run derby. Josh Hamilton, whose comeback story is as inspiring as you’re going to read, shattered the […]

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Unfortunately Funny Headline Alert

Unfortunately Funny Headline Alert

| June 16, 2008 | Reply

And now, ladies and gentlemen, my juvenile sense of humor! Whatever happened in this ballgame, I’m willing to say the Yankees got the worst of it. Or maybe the doubleheader did. It’s really a toss-up.

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Then, Bada-Bing, He Tagged Out Marco!

Then, Bada-Bing, He Tagged Out Marco!

| May 13, 2008 | Reply

One of the reasons I love baseball is because, by being in the right place at the right time and making a smart play, a player who might never achieve fame otherwise can find himself in the record books. Dig Asdrubal Cabrera’s unassisted triple play – one of only 14 in major league history. Triple […]

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