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The Kid from the Old School

May 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies rebound from their slow start to the 2012 season, remains to be seen. But if we are watching the changing of the guard in the NL East, then the May 6 evening that Cole Hamels plunked Bryce Harper, claiming it was “Old School,” will certainly be seen as a […]

Josh Hamilton-A Role Model?

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

So let me get this out of the way. I’m a Josh Hamilton fan. I have been since I read an article on his comeback, and continued when he was traded to the Reds and finally began his major league career and then to Texas. I root for the underdogs and for people who turn […]

Memories of Billy Martin From Mike Pagliarulo, Rod Carew, and Rickey Henderson

December 23, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Billy Martin’s death on Christmas evening 1989 provided the troubled finish to a melancholy year for baseball. As a way to look back on that day and Martin’s career, as well as the reasons why he had such an impact on baseball and the players he managed, here are some memories of the man. In […]