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The No. 8 Most Quotable Figure in Baseball History

June 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

There are few nicknames in all of sports better than Mr. October. The very nature of the moniker keeps Reginald Martinez Jackson in the conversation of the best Big Game performers, and his status in the lexicon of Great Yankees is assured. Coming out of Arizona State, Reggie was drafted 2nd overall by the Kansas […]

Jonrón de piernas (Inside the park home run)?

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

La mañana de este 10 de junio de 2010, escribía algo sobre el inminente Mundial de Fútbol, cuando mi compañera de trabajo, Meralys, me preguntó “¿Sabes qué es un jonrón de piernas? Venía escuchando las noticias y dijeron que un venezolano había bateado uno. Mientras le explicaba la diferencia entre un jonrón fuera del parque […]

Remembering “The Bird”

May 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The year was 1976; “Frampton Comes Alive” was gaining in music popularity, a former football player was still patrolling the White House, and yours truly had just received a driver’s license. Baseball season started with my next-door-neighbor, Al–a HUGE Detroit fan–telling me about this eccentric, young kid who had made the Tigers’ pitching staff. “They […]

“Home” will always be at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Being that I grew up in the upper boonieland of Michigan, I didn’t make it to many games at the old Tiger Stadium, but I did have the privilege of making it to a few games in my early teen years.  I’m not going to bore you with the many scripted cliches that have surrounded peoples first […]