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A Portrait of Ron Washington in 1989, at the End of His Playing Career

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1989, David Lamb spent the summer rambling around the U.S. in his RV, watching minor league baseball games as he traveled. A couple years later, he published a book, Stolen Season, about his journey. Lamb caught up with Ron Washington in Tucson, where the future Rangers manager was playing shortstop, mostly, for the Houston […]

Touring The Bases With…Gabe Kapler

August 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gabe Kapler was a 57th round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 1995 amateur draft, then began a very successful minor league career that resulted in a late-season call-up in September 1998.  The righthanded slugger dominated the low minors at the ages of 20 and 21, hitting .300 with 45 doubles, 26 homers, […]

Someone Please Tell Cole Hamels Older Isn’t Necessarily Better

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With one pitch and a few poorly chosen words, Cole Hamels proved two things on Sunday; older is not necessarily better, and there are no intelligence requirements to make $15 million a year. As reported in a story by ESPN, Hamels hit Washington Nationals super rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch and then proudly told […]

La pintura de un Barco. (The picture of a ship)

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Todas las aventuras activadas a través de la visión de la pintura en la pared, se me antoja se activaron desde el momento cuando Carlos García confirmó su regreso como manager y Luis Blasini fue ratificado como Gerente Deportivo de los Navegantes del Magallanes. En medio del oleaje furioso y los pasajes oscuros, se empezó a escuchar voces de análisis, planificaciones en el calendario, llamadas a peloteros. Los relumbrones de la película dejaban ver las piezas que el equipo no pudo utilizar con éxito la temporada anterior. El mar seguía picado, en el puesto de mando giró el timón y la proa atravesó el oleaje.