Category: The Great American Pastime

Sometimes, Cheaters Do Prosper

Sometimes, Cheaters Do Prosper

| August 8, 2007 | 2 Replies

It’s official, Barry Balco Bonds is now baseball’s home run king. I hope he thoroughly enjoys his time in the sun and I hope that in later years this accomplishment tastes like ashes to him. UPDATE: Don Surber thinks it’s a grand thing. To each his own, says this baseball Luddite. Baseball, as Surber says, […]

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A Fitting Salute, Ironman to Ironman

A Fitting Salute, Ironman to Ironman

| July 30, 2007 | Reply

This is a priceless gesture, I think. Baltimore Orioles umpire’s attendant Ernie Tyler will end his consecutive games streak on Saturday to attend the Hall of Fame Induction of former Orioles-great Cal Ripken Jr., who owns the all-time record for consecutive games played at 2,632. Tyler, who has worked every Orioles game since Opening Day […]

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Oh My…

Oh My…

| May 11, 2007 | Reply

I don’t like the New York Yankees even a little bit, but this headline made me a bit sympathetic. Maybe professional sports is dangerous after all. “Yankees’ Wang hit hard, Red Sox rough up Halladay” I was a little surprised to find that the story didn’t mention Johnny Damon once. UPDATE: As bad as things […]

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How About Them Nats??

How About Them Nats??

| April 11, 2007 | Reply

Now that we’re done with the first week of the 2007 baseball season, let’s take a look at the Washington Nationals. Bleagh! Okay. Enough of a look. We want to be able to eat dinner later. The Nationals, right now, are bad beyond bad. They are the first team since 1900 to be down by […]

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And There are 161 More to Go…

And There are 161 More to Go…

| April 3, 2007 | Reply

Yesterday, before the Nationals took the field I wrote this: Yep, the Nats are raw and unproven but they’re also filled with desire and optimism and a clear notion of what they can and can’t do. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them win a whole lot more than anyone suspects right now. Of course, […]

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Opening Day!

Opening Day!

| April 2, 2007 | 1 Reply

Ah, Spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to ERA, WHIP, OBP, AVG, and RBI. Yep, it’s Opening Day, the most glorious day of the entire year. It’s the day when the dreams of millions of young boys (and guys who are getting up there who still remember when they were young boys) are played […]

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Mark and the Hall

Mark and the Hall

| January 11, 2007 | Reply

Before we all break out the brickbats on Mark McGwire, let us remember a couple of three very important things about his career: 1) We fans were the ones who demanded higher-scoring games and bombastic home runs. 2) The substances he used were not in any way illegal at the time he was using them. […]

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RIP – Kirby Puckett

RIP – Kirby Puckett

| March 6, 2006 | 1 Reply

Kirby Puckett has died. I know that most of you who aren’t baseball fans or who don’t live in Minnesota will recognize the name, but let me tell you. Kirby Puckett was one of hte finest baseball players who ever lived. He could do it all: hit for power, hit for average, drive in runners, […]

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