The younger set cannot remember one of the iconic pictures of my youth: Nikita Kruschev, Russian Premier and head of the original Axis of Evil in Moscow, angrily banging his shoe on the desk at the United Nations, screaming to the US envoy to the UN, “We Will Bury You!” It was the headline in […]
The baseball season is more than 1/3 completed, the weather is warming up, and pennant races are starting to shape up.Â We are in mid-June; no longer can any player state that they are in a slump. Slumps donâ€™t last two plus months.Â With that in mind we are going to take a look at […]
Today is Opening Day, and many are writing on the subject.Â Opening Day is what I should be celebrating too, but Iâ€™m dwelling in the realm of spring training for a few more hours.Â Â You might call it an afterglow. Itâ€™s funny how most of us dread the end of baseball in November.Â Â Melancholy sets […]
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 […]
The battle over who’s the alpha dog of the American League East has commenced, and the Tampa Bay Rays drew first blood.
It often seems that when we dig deeper a story gets more interesting.Â That certainly has been the case this summer in the process of trying to find the best possible information for this Notebook. Â So today we are going to veer largely away from the usual stories of pennant races and exceptional performances to […]
It happened earlier than it usually does. Being a fanatical Red Sox fan, there’s usually five to seven times each season when I will just throw up my hands (after throwing up) and boycott all broadcasts of my team for the indefinite future. They tend to come in June when the pennant races normally heat […]