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Offseason blues.. and a Tribute to McDonough

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us are stuck in this limbo right now of baseball purgatory. It’s a scattered mixture of anticipation for the upcoming season, haunted by continual days that lack game play. For the most part though, we have all started our count downs and planned our spring training vacations, while continually checking our spots on season […]

The Miami Marlins, 11-11-11

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On 11-11-11 the Miami Marlins will be introduced to the baseball world…. Along with their new logo, uniforms, & stadium.     The above logo was leaked recently, and while it’s been refuted as anything but likely I still want to visit the ”what if.” Logan Morrison has publicly compared it to the monopoly logo, and […]

Enjoying the All Star Game

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This past Tuesday night, I anxiously hurried home from work in anticipation for the 2011 MLB All Star Game. I even prepped before hand - picking up dinner and taking the dogs for a nice long walk so that I wouldn’t have any interruptions during the game. I got myself situated, logged on to twitter and Facebook and then […]

An Intro to Perry Hill

May 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Web gems – they are easily one of the most exciting parts of the game. The footwork, quick hands, and the finesse it requires to be a middle infielder ‘turning two’ may be the most poetic and graceful movement in a game of baseball. And whenever you start to think about how easy they make […]

Dave Clark: A Story of Inspiration

February 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A few weeks ago I met an extraordinary man. His story was even a surprise to me (the girl who thought she knew everything baseball!). This man, a former ballplayer, accomplished more in his life than most of us could ever fathom. He played baseball disabled… and he excelled. I learned about Dave Clark shortly […]

New Years, Hak-Ju Lee, & Resolutions

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I like to kick off each season with a “Bucket List.” This list gets posted in my home office for the entirety of the season – sometimes I’ll even add to it as the season goes and as I find new adventures to fulfill. With the new year just beginning and watching everyone try to adhere to […]

Remembering Ron

December 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

It’s been hours now since the news of our beloved Chicago icon has hit the airwaves, and we’ve all dealt with the passing in various ways. When I first got the news, my initial thought was “I have to be at Wrigley. I have to be home.” I’ve spent the majority of today in thought […]

Inspiration in Baseball

October 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ben Ulene started the Double Play Foundation in December of 2009 when he was going through his closet and noticed how many old baseball jerseys he had accrued over his adolescence and that he no longer had use for. “I thought that there had to be some way that these uniforms could be used again, as each one had been used for only one 3-month season and then put away, ” Ben told me. It was at that moment that he decided to pass-on his once prized possessions to others who may not be as fortunate as himself. He named his cause, The Double Play Foundation (DPF) and told me it was because “just like in a double play where one batted ball is used to get two outs, one baseball uniform is being used twice, doing double duty.”

The Meaning Behind the Number

August 26, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

“You keep playing… you never stop. Not until they tear the jersey from your back do you give up.” – Anonymous A friend once told me this when we were talking about his baseball career. His time was almost up. He’d been in the minor leagues for far too many years with no signs of […]

Baseball Beliefs

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This past month I’ve taken a lot of time away from the computer and television and spent it outside, mostly at ball games trying to enjoy the real elements of baseball. Coming back to internet and technology was bound to happen and in fact got hard to avoid. But, while it was away I enjoyed […]