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Touring the Bases With…Gates Brown

September 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This was originally posted almost four years ago and is being re-posted in honor of Gates Brown, who died yesterday at the age of 74. My good friend Bob Lazzari, award-winning sports writer with the Connecticut Valley Times and NY Sports Day, has offered us fantastic material featured at his web sites, Bob Lazzari On […]

The Seamheads.com Radio Hour Now Taking Your Questions

April 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Seamheads.com Radio Hour is now taking your questions via e-mail. Send along your questions to radiohour@seamheads.com to be featured on the next edition of the show. Feel free to send questions during the show or throughout the week. Questions for guests are also encouraged. Just include your first name and location. The Seamheads.com Radio […]

Yankees: Why Losses Today May Mean Wins Tomorrow

September 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Yankee fans were unhappy—to say the least—on Monday night, when the Yankees surrendered first place to the Rays for the first time since August 3. Tuesday night, the Yankees got first place back, and breathed a sigh of relief. Amidst all that anger came an interesting thought: what if, by some chance, the Yankees didn’t win […]

Sweep Incomplete

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Busy couple of nights at the ballpark, with most of the focus on the bump in the middle. First off, the Jeff Suppan return tour kicked off in a manner that didn’t shock me too much, though I will admit I didn’t think it’d be that strong.  You had a guy that’d made some adjustments, […]

Mirabelli, Indians Plan To Be “Aggressive” In Draft

May 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The First Year Player Draft for Major League Baseball is quickly approaching.  This year the first round of the draft will be carried live on TV on Monday night June 7th and then the rest of the draft will be completed on Tuesday June 8th and Wednesday June 9th. As the draft clock gets closer […]

Disaster Start

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

So far the Cardinals have played two games in Arizona.  The differences could not be more stark. Monday night, it was vintage 2010 Cardinals.  Brad Penny allowed a couple of runs in the first, then cruised, piling up out after out, extending the streak of starters going seven and allowing two runs or less to […]

Touring the Bases With…Ed Herrmann

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The grandson of pitcher Marty Herrmann, Ed, a catcher, debuted with the Chicago White Sox in 1967, then spent 11 years in the majors before ending his career with Montreal in 1978 as Gary Carter’s backup.  In 1972, Herrmann caught all 49 of Wilbur Woods’ starts, the most for a battery since 1884 when Sam […]

Touring the Bases With…Carmen Fanzone

March 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A former versatile infielder turned accomplished musician who once played the “Star Spangled Banner” before a game at Wrigley Field, Fanzone–a flugelhorn player–was originally signed by the Red Sox and spent five years in the majors from 1970-1975, four of them with the Chicago Cubs.  Click here to watch a video of a conversation I had […]

Touring the Bases With…Gene Conley

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The winning pitcher of the ’55 All-Star Game and the only person to win championships in two major sports, the man basically went an entire DECADE without a day off; Red Sox Hall of Famer Frank Sullivan told me that kind of streak should be in the same conversation as DiMaggio’s.  A truly remarkable and nice man….Click here to […]

Touring the Bases With…Ron Swoboda

February 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

My good friend Bob Lazzari, award-winning sports writer with the Connecticut Valley Times and NY Sports Day, has offered us fantastic material featured at his web sites, Bob Lazzari On Sports and Monday Night Sports Talk, which broadcasts on cable channel CTV-14 in North Windham, Connecticut.  Those of you who are used to reading interviews […]