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No Violence at Your Cathedral Please…

April 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The beating of  Bryan Stowe, a Giants fan, at the LA Dodgers home opener by Dodgers fans last week is sad and tragic, but I can’t say that the story is unfamiliar.  Why do we as sports fans feel the need to ignorantly maim and injure opposing fans?  Why is it that we cant get through […]

139 Ballplayers Died in Service in World War II

March 4, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Names such as Bob Feller and Ted Williams instantly spring to mind when we think of dedication to service during the war years, but little is heard of the minor league players who also served. While the majority of big leaguers enjoyed an almost normal existence (albeit for $21 a month service pay) playing baseball […]

Something Rotten in the State of Maryland

August 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Mike Rizzo traded Matt Capps and Cristian Guzman for prospects and kept Adam Dunn.  His team and his fans are both happy and the team is playing hungry again.  Andy MacPhail failed to move Luke Scott or Ty Wiggington but hired Buck Showalter to make sense of it all.  Still, something in Baltimore just doesn’t […]