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Category: Spring Training
My Annual I Hate Football Rant
The only good thing about the Stupid Bowl, or as some call it, the Toilet Bowl, is the fact that Spring Training is right
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
April 8, 1974
This is how I remember the greatest player in the history of the game. Let’s be honest, Ted Williams is the greatest hitter. But,
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
The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!
“…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
Tired Person Blog Post
This has been a long week. Friday night, I was so tired, I couldn’t sleep. Two days have been spent unloading storage units forRead 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
Willie, Mickey, and the Duke (1926-2011)
The song featured Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. The Duke died today. He was ranked #84 on the list of the 100 greatest playersRead 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
Happy First Day of Spring (Training)
“…The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erasedRead More
Is Martha Coakley a Closet Yankees Fan
“…Her Taliban comment is the height of one of these three: ignorance, stupidity, (or) dishonesty. I want someone with energy, someone that wants to change it all. She’s lock step business as usual in a way that should be frightening.” Curt Schilling
In New England two things are sacred. You DO NOT diss those two sacred entities and expect to remain in office for very long. You can trash the USA. You can say something nasty about religion – just pick a religion. Misc. elected officials can be insulted, they are fair game. Same thing holds true with the Kennedys. Insult ’em, it’s okay.
Coakley can insult Catholics, our troops, and be a total idiot when it comes to national security. She can (sort of) get away with it – while proving she is a total idiot.
BUT – when you diss the Boston Red Sox and their cathedral, Fenway Park, the sin is unpardonable. The only thing she could do that would be worse is insult the memory of Ted Williams.
(Disclaimer: The Pink Flamingo is a National League fan, primarily pulling for the Braves. When pulling for the AL, I support the Red Sox).
(AJ Strata thinks she has managed to sink her campaign).
Or as the guys at HillBuzz put it:
“…Martha Coakley’s practically taken photos of Fenway Park, ripped them up into confetti, thrown them in the air, then had dogs urinate on them. Her attitude is deplorable. It really does appear her true nature is coming out in this campaign: she infuriated us by having one of her goons push a reporter to the ground the other day, and now she’s denigrating the kind of old school campaigning we want to see politicians engage in: going out to meet the voters at places like Fenway Park, which Scott Brown is out there doing…”
By insulting baseball fans and Fenway Park, Coakley has insulted baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Ted Williams. Even more importantly – she has proven that she does not even begin to comprehend this nation. She does not understand…
“...The one constant through all the years…has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our pas… It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again….”
That is the basic difference between Democrats and Republicans. We believe in something. We believe in America, hotdogs, apple pie, and baseball. We could even be the best looking political party!
Is Junior Headed to Atlanta? (May Be)!
At last there is some good news in the world. First, Glavin has signed a one year contract. THE BIG NEWS It looks likeRead More
BASEBALL IS BACK – Spring Has Sprung!
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
Wednesday, February 11
Today is the last “official” day of winter! Pitchers and catchers begin reporting tomorrow. Our long winter nightmare is over. In just a fewRead More
A Sign of Spring (Finally)
This morning the first thing I found in my in-box was a notice from the Atlanta Braves that tickets for Spring Training would beRead More