On Sunday, Chipper Jones became immortal. I don’t mind admitting I bawled the entire time he was speaking. There is a reason for that,
Category: Johnny Bench
What Is Greatness?
First published on April 9, 2014 Henry Aaron was the last Major League player to be part of the Negro Leagues. One of the
My Greatest Team
First published on March 21, 2017. One of the best things about both baseball and opera is history. Fans of both sports, and trust
We Hold These Truths….
From July 4, 2012. Today is the All Star Game. It is terribly important to understand the link between baseball and our history. Today,
Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, & the Fourth of July
First published on July 4, 2016. “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people
Sunday Morning Opera: Baseball Is Back
Any true opera fanatic knows there is a direct coloration to opera and baseball. Today the world is young again. It is a day
The One Constant
After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever made, but may be
Belated Birthday Wishes, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
It’s better late than never, right? Yesterday was the birthday of the 2nd greatest baritone in operatic history, Sherrill Milnes being the greatest. IRead More
The Greatest Ever
“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goesRead More
Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?
Once again Sean Gastonguay is taking his ‘Christian’ and patriotic family on a dangerous ocean voyage because he believes in real American values. He’sRead More
Who Am I?
I am a kindergarten drop-out. Lately, The Pink Flamingo has been getting question about who I am. You can find a bit of informationRead More
Tebow or Nobow
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
Rage About Roids
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
BREAKING: Another Cincinnati Red Achieves Immortality
A. Bartlett Giamatti was a sorry Commissioner if ever there was one, but not near as bad as what we have now, once saidRead More
Tea Party “Patriots” as True Believers
“…For many people, the will to believe at times overrides the ability to think critically about the evidence for and against a belief…” TeaRead More
Somewhere In This Favored Land the Sun Is Shining Bright
Dedicated to the memory of George Sparky Anderson (1934-2010) “It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything isRead More