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Oh Atlanta: Little Feat’s Celebration And The Baseball Beat

December 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

1974. It was a rich year for Atlanta’s cultural scene and its place in the national spotlight. In January, the same month Bob Dylan played two nights at the Omni, Maynard Jackson, was sworn in as the city’s Mayor. Jackson, a singular and formidable politician, was the first black man elected to the top office […]

An Interview with Cito Gaston and Bobby Cox

May 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! As you know, I just went to the Hall of Fame Classic and got to interview some of the greatest players and managers in baseball history. The two managers I briefly interviewed were Cito Gaston and Bobby Cox. Because the interviews were not filmed, I will be tell you their answers to the two questions […]

My Adventures at the Hall of Fame Classic

May 27, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! I just went up to the Hall of Fame because I had press credentials to attend the Hall of Fame Classic and I wanted to tell you about my trip.  In case you didn’t know, the Hall of Fame Classic is a game played between former players (and some Hall of Famers) […]

His Game to Win

November 3, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Tony LaRussa retires and Davey Johnson returns. It might seem that the trade off leaves the managerial ranks about the same, but there is a changing of the guard occurring in the leadership of Major League Baseball. LaRussa’s 33 years as manager is unequalled except by Connie Mack–whose 53 years in the dugout is one […]

Lessons from a Legend

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most compelling aspects of sports or reality television is that while they are simply games, life lessons are readily available. That is the premise of Lang Whitaker’s “In the Time of Bobby Cox.” A native Georgian turned New Yorker, Whitaker gives Cox credit for shaping many of his views. Read this book […]

Strasburg-by-the-Sea

September 28, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Strasburg Was Here Part Four: Strasburg-by-the-Sea Saturday, September 25: Atlanta 5, Washington 0 We have reached the last week of the season, and because Major League Baseball has instituted the “Dull Card,” not much is happening. Never mind that the Phillies and the Braves, the Rays and the Yankees might have played out historically exciting […]

Braves endure schizophrenic campaign

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

No wonder Bobby Cox is retiring: he can’t stand the schizophrenic play of his ballclub. The Atlanta Braves have had a nine-game losing streak. They have also had a nine-game winning streak. Their long-time icon, Chipper Jones, said he would retire at the end of the season if he didn’t hit better than he did […]

SABR 40 Convention Report

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By all accounts, SABR 40 in Atlanta was a big success although registration was below the total in recent years.  I know I sure had a good time. SABR is clearly in a time of transition.  Executive Director John Zajc is resigning to pursue other interests.  His replacement is Marc Appleman who has had an […]

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, […]

Cardinal Comeback

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has expressed kind words over the Cardinal Blogosphere Guide.  I hope that it results in increased traffic for the blogs listed and that you can find another source of can’t-miss Cardinal writing. Perhaps it was just me, but it seems like if this was […]

Musings from the Manager’s Office

March 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Where to go on a rainy day in spring training? The manager of the Atlanta Braves, always a congenial host, held court with a half-dozen journalists before the rained-out exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Now that he’s a self-proclaimed lame duck, Bobby Cox has answered everything two, three, […]

El adios de Bobby Cox como manager activo (Bobby Cox says good bye as an active manager)

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cuando Bobby Cox vino a jugar con Cardenales de Lara (1967-68 y 1968-69) y Leones del Caracas (1969-70), teniendo buenos números ofensivos con los pájaros rojos además de comandar a los antesalistas de la liga venezolana en promedio defensivo en la 67-68, nadie se imaginaba que pudiera establecerse como manager de Grandes Ligas. Y cuando […]