Category: The Great American Pastime

I Told Them to Build the Stadium in Maryland.

I Told Them to Build the Stadium in Maryland.

| May 9, 2008 | Reply

You just knew it was bound to happen sometime. WASHINGTON, DC—An 8,976-foot foul ball off the bat of Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman crashed through the U.S. Capitol Building rotunda Sunday afternoon, prompting both the Nationals and the opposing Pittsburgh Pirates to gasp, turn to each other in shock, and immediately run full speed out […]

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Red Sox Fan Foiled in His Attempt to Lay the Mojo on the Bronx Bombers

Red Sox Fan Foiled in His Attempt to Lay the Mojo on the Bronx Bombers

| April 13, 2008 | Reply

Folks, it is not wise at all to mess with the superstitions of baseball fans. NEW YORK (AP) – A construction worker’s bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled Sunday when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot. […]

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Spitzer to the Minors? Let's Hope!

Spitzer to the Minors? Let's Hope!

| March 13, 2008 | Reply

This is why I love minor-league baseball. A Georgia minor league team is hoping to turn Eliot Spitzer’s scandal into a packed stadium. A South Coast League official says anybody named Eliot, Spitzer or Kristen, the alleged call girl, will get $1 off admission. Team officials invited Spitzer to throw out the first pitch and […]

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Don't Call It A Comeback. Really. Don't.

Don't Call It A Comeback. Really. Don't.

| March 3, 2008 | Reply

Via Dan Steinberg, I can now say that I’ve found the “me” of professional baseball players. Laugh at his moves if you will (and you will) but you can not say that he’s not truly happy to be on the field under the warm Florida sun. That is, I think, about all that really matters, […]

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Washington's Baseball Dork and Other League Goodies.

Washington's Baseball Dork and Other League Goodies.

| February 20, 2008 | Reply

With snow in the forecast for my burg, it’s definitely time to gaze longingly southward to where the Great American pastime is being played in the warm Florida sun. It’s also time to wonder why the Washington Nationals’ GM is tooling around spring training on a Segway, looking like the world’s biggest baseball dork (and […]

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It Won't Be Long Now…

It Won't Be Long Now…

| February 15, 2008 | 3 Replies

Today is one of the greatest days of the year, the day that tells us that if we can just hang on another few weeks, God and Abner Doubleday (or Alexander Cartwright, if you buy into that particular heresy) will reward us handsomely. Today is the day that pitchers and catchers report to spring training […]

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Another Joe for New York

Another Joe for New York

| October 29, 2007 | Reply

The Yankees have decided to name Joe Girardi to replace Joe Torre as manager. I like this move a lot, for a couple reasons.

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Guess Who is Not an Orioles Pitcher?

Guess Who is Not an Orioles Pitcher?

| August 22, 2007 | Reply

Arizona Diamondback pitcher Brandon Webb’s scoreless run of 42 innings ended tonight on a Prince Fielder single in the first inning. That’s an impressive number of shutout innings, but it’s still almost two complete games shy of Orel Hersheiser’s 50 59 straight scoreless in 1988. I believe that’s one record that won’t be broken for […]

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They Scored Five During the National Anthem…

They Scored Five During the National Anthem…

| August 22, 2007 | Reply

Wow. BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record Wednesday in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles. Here’s the box score.

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Dumped, by Jumbotron

Dumped, by Jumbotron

| August 21, 2007 | Reply

It’s bad enough being a fan of the Houston Astros this year. It’s worse being this guy. The biggest excitement happened in the stands when a fan failed in his public attempt at popping the question. With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer […]

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