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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 […]

Jim Riggleman, Still Light on His Feet

January 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Baseball personalities rarely lead lives connected to their home communties, which is what makes Jim Riggleman’s tenure as manager of the Washington Nationals so unique.  This morning Jim was introduced to a breakfast crowd by a local Bethesda, Maryland woman who said “Jimmy” was the first boy to ask her to dance, back when they […]

Don’t Leave Home Without It!

June 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Bruce Markusen recently wrote about George Scott. The Boomer, as he was sometimes called, battled with the scale as a player. One of his managers said that he went sight-seeing in a supermarket. He was a key member of the “Impossible Dream” Red Sox of 1967. Folks of a certain age may remember that “The […]

Remembering Moe Drabowsky

March 28, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

I’m one of those guys who always believed baseball was meant to be fun–REAL fun. After all, it was created as a GAME, right? Baseball currently reeks of economics; players carrying briefcases is now much more common than a good practical joke in the clubhouse. “Players seem to be more serious now,” said Moe Drabowsky […]