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The Legend of Alabama Pitts

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The history of baseball is littered with larger than life fictional figures like Sidd Finch and Roy Hobbs. Perhaps even more than their supposed talents, their stories are what make them so memorable and a part of the fabric of America’s pastime. Every now and then a real player comes along and blurs the lines […]

Baseball in a Starring Role

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There is more than a small amount of pride in being an ardent baseball fan these days. The World Series was not only a success, but it garnered wide enthusiasm for the Cardinals from fans across the country who were rooting for the team over the long seven-game contest. It is that very ability of […]

The Declining Legacy of David Ortiz

October 19, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Somewhat lost in the mire of disappointment and greasy fingers from the epic collapse of the 2011 Red Sox is the continued demise of the legacy of David Ortiz. His career in Boston represents the highest of highs, but an ongoing pattern of lows. It has not necessarily been about the way he plays on […]

Mickey Mantle: The Last Boy

October 26, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

“Get the f___ outta here. It’s like a cemetery to me.”     – Mickey Mantle National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum When I first saw Mickey Mantle he was standing next to a barbecue grill in the late afternoon light outside a motel room in St. Petersburg, Florida.   He struck a relaxed and happy pose, […]