Hey baseball fans! Today, I want to tell you about my favorite Fall Classics in baseball history!! My only rule is this: no World Series will be in this list that happened in the last ten years. So, let’s get it started with Number Five. Number Five: The 1954 World Series Matchup: Giants vs. Indians […]
Yesterday was a beautiful day for media day here in Charleston, WV for the West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sun, freshly cut grass, the smell of baseball in the air leading up to a season of great expectations on the ballfield. The Power returns eight players from last year’s […]
Ah, spring. The time when a young man’s fancy turns to baseball, especially if that young man is now 55 years old. Hope is springing eternal in training camps across Arizona and Florida and fans up north are dreaming that this is the year for their favorite team. Don’t you wish you could go to […]
I feel compelled to write a few thoughts about the controversial call made by 14 year umpire Jerry Meals in the 19th inning of the Braves and Pirates 19 inning game that concluded early in the morning on July 27th. Baseball has had an ongoing debate about the use of instant replay and the reliability […]
As a broadcaster, Milo Hamilton doesn’t have to worry about his arms or legs giving out. He can still read his voluminous notes and talk about baseball with the best of them. Plus his voice still projects the dulcet tones that accompanied his call of Hank Aaron’s record 715th home run on April 8, 1974. […]
John Russell offered a quiet presence and a patience that is either good or bad for a baseball team depending on the personnel.Â Three years after thinking it would be the right approach, the Bucsâ€™ front office may have decided a different direction is needed to continue the rebuilding process letting Russell go with one […]
They should bottle Showalter’s elixir and sell it outside Camden Yarks. Â The Baltimore Orioles are showing signs of life in response to their new manager’s tonic after flat-lining for more than half of the 2010 season. The Orioles’ record since Showalter stepped into the dugout is 17 – 10. Â That is a .630 winning percentage […]
Who would be selected for a mythical All-Time Pirates dream team roster? And how have others answered this fun question throughout the years?
In the 1980s, Pirate general manager Syd Thrift, an old Southern gentleman with a dry wit, looked at the rebuilding task in front of him and moaned, â€œIt ainâ€™t easy raising the dead.â€ Relatively speaking, Thriftâ€™s task was a breeze.Â He took over a team that had a winning record two seasons earlier, and was […]
The NL Central may not be the strongest division in baseball but the top four teams in for 2010 have all improved over what they were in 2009, at least on paper. There is some depth to this division that didn’t exist before and that should make for an exciting Summer.