I felt so disappointed for my son in his inability to excel at baseball. I had simply concluded that he lacked talent, and that was that. Of course, I would cheer him on and encourage him as long as he was interested, but, I assumed, the writing was on the wall. I pigeonholed him as “not an athlete”, just like me. Knowing now that it is quite likely that his vision was at least partially to blame for his trouble is a humbling reminder: our kids are not just small versions of ourselves.
The difference between good tanking and bad tanking
Not since the days when William Howard Taft sought the Presidency…
Not a history piece. It’s happening right now!
What was old is new still.
signs of spring
Who’s in and who’s out.
A peculiarity of baseball sadly now lost
Yes, baseball really does explain everything!
Spoiler alert: Not a rollicking good time.
OK so long as it’s not rigged?
or, Baseball’s Original Worst Contract Ever
No longer, unlike Abe Vigoda, in the “What, he’s still alive?” category
an 1880 public relations stunt
an adventure in boundary issues
a shocking revelation!
Some splendid 19th century invective
An adventure in bad base running
In olden days, a team called “Stockings” were looked on as something shocking …
For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out.
This one’s for Schilling and Hershberger.
Early Baseball History: I Take Requests.
It was a dark and stormy night. My Pandora station based on Europe’s The Final Countdown could have gone in any direction…
Dem bums, dem bums, dem mad bums.
There were Giants in the earth in those days.
All over the place.
It fails to happen every 90 years.
It was the 80s. Nobody’s hair looked good.
A decade of dynasties.
As with music, politics, and American society in general, in baseball the 60s don’t really begin until halfway through through the decade. 1960 What’s the most dramatic play in baseball? A walk-off home run. How do you make it even more so? It’s in the 7th game of World Series. That’s how Mazeroski’s blast that…
Yankee haters might want to skip this one.
What players do you need to tell the story of baseball?
I am not making this up.
Take Me Out to The Ball Game isn’t the only song about baseball.