First published on April 9, 2014 Henry Aaron was the last Major League player to be part of the Negro Leagues. One of theRead More
First published on March 21, 2017. One of the best things about both baseball and opera is history. Fans of both sports, and trustRead More
The results are now so conclusive, about football and brain injury, that no responsible parent should even consider allowing their child to play suchRead More
Opera and baseball go together. Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation. Then again, that’s what both of them are to thoseRead More
After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever made, but may beRead More
“…Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball..” Jacques Barzun In what is rather like a Lent commentary,Read More
Lt. Col.Jerry Coleman 89 years old from San Diego, California VMSB-341, VMA-323 New York Yankees 1949-1957 September 14, 1924 – January 5, 2014 NotRead More
2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez has pitched a perfect game today! He is now immortal. It is the 23rd perfect game in baseballRead More
Ever heard of Bobby Richardson? Baseball fans are a strange group of useful idiots. We will argue over the smallest minutia of trivia. WeRead More
On Thursday, Brewer’s outfielder Ryan Braun was exonerated of the uses of steroids and his 50 game suspension was lifted. The Pink Flamingo managedRead More
First things first: Condolences go to the Steinbrinner family as George Steinbrinner went out on his own terms, on the day of the MLBRead More
Today Ray Halladay achieved perfection as he led the Phils to a 1-0 win against the Marlins. Twenty days ago Dallas Braden did the same thing.
There have been only 20 perfect games in history.
Wonder why there have been 2 in a month?Read More
Mark McGwire has finally admitted to using steroids for nearly a decade. The way I feel about the use of those things, and what it has done to baseball – put an asterick by the record. Roger Maris lived with it, but Maris did his record the old fashioned way – he earned it.
We all know it is about getting into the HOF. Sorry, but after this, I have no sympathy. Then again, the way I detest the Cards (my least favorite team) what can you expect?
“...Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. “I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said in a statement. “It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.” McGwire also used human growth hormone, a person close to McGwire said, speaking on condition of anonymity because McGwire didn’t include that detail in his statement. McGwire’s decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, his final big league team. Tony La Russa, McGwire’s manager in Oakland and St. Louis, has been among McGwire’s biggest supporters and thinks returning to the field can restore the former slugger’s reputation. “I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come,” McGwire said. “It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected.”…”
Andre Dawson joined the ranks of the Immortals today. After nine years of waiting, he was elected to the Hall of Fame.
“…A jump of 59 votes from 2009 got Dawson into baseball’s Hall of Fame in his ninth year on the ballot. Dawson, the only player elected this year, was thrilled.
“The wait isn’t a big factor in the scheme of things,” Dawson said. “You get frustrated when people say, ‘When are you going to get in,’ and you don’t have an answer for that. As I sit here now, I think it was well worth the wait. … One thing my mama always said is it’s going to happen one day, just be ready when it happens.”
Dawson, who finished 44 votes short a year ago when Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were elected, was named on 420 of 539 ballots in this year’s Baseball Writers Association of America election — good for 77.9 percent of the vote.
Have you wondered if certain Democrats have a soul or actual morality? Want proof that they do not? First they went after Sarah Palin.Read More
It doesn’t happen very often. If you think about it – we’re talking an average of about 160 games per team since – let’sRead More
I love baseball. Baseball was and is the very first love of my life. Spring Training officially begins today, when the first squads beginRead More