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A Portrait of Ron Washington in 1989, at the End of His Playing Career

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1989, David Lamb spent the summer rambling around the U.S. in his RV, watching minor league baseball games as he traveled. A couple years later, he published a book, Stolen Season, about his journey. Lamb caught up with Ron Washington in Tucson, where the future Rangers manager was playing shortstop, mostly, for the Houston […]

Cast Your Vote For the 1916 All-Stars!

September 10, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

The Voice of the Fan Will Be Heard! Vote For Your 1916 Midseason All-Stars! The Greatest Baseball Games Ever Played in July! The 1916 All-Star Series, a three game extravaganza pitting the greatest base ball players the world has ever known against one another, will be played July 14 through July 16 at the palatial […]

My Interview with Andrew Mele, Author of The Boys of Brooklyn

August 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I recently had the honor of interviewing Andrew Mele, the author of the book, The Boys of Brooklyn. The book is about how baseball was very important to Brooklynites back in the days of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider. It explains how a lot of baseball players from Brooklyn played in a park called […]

The Juju Rules: A Review

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The dictionary defines juju as “an object venerated superstitiously” and “the magical power attributed to such an object.” Despite the lack of scientific evidence, scores of baseball fans swear that they have successfully used juju to impact the performance of players and teams; from their favorite to their most hated. One of the foremost adherents […]

A Tribute to Billy Sullivan

December 14, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

On October 14, 1906, despite being big underdogs, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series with a victory over the cross-town Chicago Cubs. With excitement still running high, many members of the World Champion White Sox traveled to a small Wisconsin town named Edgerton, to play against their local team. Billy Sullivan, the catcher […]

24-Year-Old on Top of Indy Baseball World

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It Is Another Busy Week in the Indy World With One 24-Year-Old Sitting on Top of It Every 24-year-old involved in Independent Baseball dreams of landing an honest-to-goodness major league opportunity. It has happened once more, although this time it was not a 95-mile per hour fastball or rare power that provided the launch. I […]

Seamheads.com to Debut “High & Tight” Minicasts

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We at Seamheads.com are proud and happy to announce a new feature that we hope you’ll enjoy.  Starting on Monday, July 18, we’ll be adding “High & Tight,” a series of audio minicasts of approximately five minutes in length that will contain news, notes, scores, highlights, injuries and other baseball-related tidbits from around the major […]

Seamheads at SABR 40

August 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is KJOK at your Seamheads anchor desk, reporting “almost live” from the SABR 40 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.   SABR 40 is the 40th annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research, which brings together authors, teachers, researchers and baseball fans for four days of baseball presentations, baseball history, baseball games, baseball road trips, […]

Denny’s Chickens Interview Baseball Superstar John Kruk

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

From Tim Dove: This baseball season, Denny’s is teaming up with ESPN to sponsor Wednesday Night Baseball’s “K Zone” and “Value Player” features and the “Touch ‘Em All” and “Grand Slam Moment” elements during Baseball Tonight. As part of Denny’s commitment to baseball, The Chickens Show interviews All-Star John Kruk, and Denny’s presents the 2-4-6-8 […]

Do the Hats Really Have to Be Red, White, and Blue?

July 6, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.  They’re the holy trinity of American summer holidays.  The triumvirate of patriotic celebrations.  The mention of these three days evokes the image of American flags planted at the heads of lawns, the scent of charcoal slowly burning to its embers, and the mild droning of baseball games playing […]

Is There Really Gator Baseball?

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Coming out of Nationals Park several weeks ago I spied someone decked out in University of Florida garb and I quickly offered up the “Gator Nation” salute–an obscene affair–then jumped up and asked whether he knew how our Gators were doing in the SEC championship game against South Carolina.  After a quick browse through the […]

Rambling on About My Glory Days – Rambling & Wondering

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I often get the comment from people, “I bet you wished you played now with the money players make these days.” It makes me dream, of course, but I really wonder if I would have even gotten a chance to play professional baseball in today”s game. I have attended quite a few minor league baseball […]

Let’s Play Some Ball

March 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I check the weather forecast and it’s supposed to be in the sixties this weekend.  I can see the sun coming up earlier and earlier and staying up later and later.  Those might be signs, but the real indicator that spring is returning comes today, as the Cardinals take on another MLB team.  Baseball games […]