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Rambling On About My Glory Days: “Put ’em Down, Rabbit”

August 16, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

As a follow-up to my last post I am continuing with common phrases heard coming from the dugout.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Learning Baseball Lingo

August 8, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Back when I played pro baseball which was some time ago, there were standard phrases that players yelled in certain game situations.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Don’t Believe Players When…

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No, this is not another story about players using or not using steroids.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: A Fan’s Guide to Hitting Major League Pitching

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How to Hit Mark Buehrle

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Perplexing Managerial Move #2

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Continuing with “head shaking managerial moves” from my previous post and later in the same game, my team was involved in a tense ball game with the score tied in the 10th inning.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Head Shaking Managerial Move #1

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Being around the game for a number of years, I’ve seen some questionable managerial moves.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Role Reversal – Major Leaguers Learning From Little Leaguers

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I promise not to turn my posts into a rant on the Major Leagues and how baseball used to be played better, meaning more fundamentally sound, back in the day.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Great Snap

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Sooner or later all players snap.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Pre-game Fireworks

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Most major league ball players have a story or two about bench clearing brawls when they were involved. All of them that I recall were pretty sedate where there was a lot of yelling and finger pointing, but no real blows were thrown. My most memorable brawl happened in the minor leagues and did not […]

Rambling On About My Glory Days – X-Rated Rookie Mistake

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There is a big difference from major league baseball and minor league ball, besides the obvious of the caliber of players. To state the obvious, everything is better at the big league level including the hotels, ballparks, meal money, clubhouses, travel arrangements and equipment. It is this latter ingredient that caused my most embarrassing moment […]

Rambling On About My Glory Days – Say It Ain’t So

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A day that should be a great memory turned out to be one of my worst recurring nightmares.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: One Thing I Never Learned – A Home Run Trot

May 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Being from the Chicago area I often get caught up in talk about the plight of the Chicago Cubs. It never takes long for someone to mention the trite phrase, “Anybody can have a bad century.” I was in a similar situation in my career.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: The One That Got Away

May 24, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Saw the movie Big Fish for the umpteenth time the other night, and I was thinking about some of my major league experiences and how, sometimes, the stories seem to be right out of that movie.

Rambling On About My Glory Days: My “Little League” Homer

May 17, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

I once hit a “Little League” homer on a 30-foot bunt. How many others have ever done that?

Rambling On About My Glory Days: Toughest Pitchers I Faced

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Going to see Springsteen next week and it made me think about guys that could throw that “speed ball”by you. I was thinking about the pitchers who I least liked to face in my major league career (think early to mid ’80s here). I am sure you will remember these guys but they intimidated for […]

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