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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 […]

Rivalries and Respect

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rivalries and Respect. Do those two words belong together in the minds of most fans or players? At first blush, I have to admit that I didn’t see it either. You hate your rivals don’t you? You can’t stand anything about them. You don’t like their colors, their field, their stadium, their players, their managers […]

Gibson and Paige Set to Battle “Teddy Ballgame” and “Joltin’ Joe” in Bragging Rights League

March 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Some guys still sit at a table with cards, dice and charts and roll the bones for hours at a time, keeping score along the way and imagining in their head the action that’s taking place on the table in front of them.  My buddy Jeff Polman is one of those guys.  But rather than […]

Now It’s Over

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“It’s over,” my mother says in the early innings of so many Cubs games. Frustrated, she changes the channel. Those words were uttered by baseball fans across the country in the past few months as their teams were eliminated from the playoff race. (Unfortunately for mom, much sooner than most). In the coming weeks the […]

Alabama, the Cradle of Baseball Greatness

December 12, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

A little while ago I started to realize that Alabama has produced some of the greatest players in baseball history. I remembered reading Bill James making a point somewhere in his Historical Baseball Abstract from the ’80s about sports players tending to come from poor areas. I thought about Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, and […]