So I saw this movie Jack of All Trades on Netflix yesterday…

I hadn’t planned on watching Netflix yesterday – but I was looking for something that I could watch while I was doing something else.  And what I found on Netflix was a rather intriguing documentary. The film, Jack of All Trades, is a documentary about the son of a baseball card store magnate and how…

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You gotta put a wiggle in your pitch, son…

Hernan Perez is a utility player for the Milwaukee Brewers, he’s moved from shortstop to right field to wherever the Brewers need him. Last night, in what was a nasty blowout for the Brewers – they were down 16-0 after 8 innings to the Miami Marlins – Perez got the call.  Take the mound. And…

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For the Fresno Grizzlies, the damage is done

Ah, Memorial Day baseball.  Bring the family, enjoy the hot dogs, watch your home town team on a beautiful sunshiny day. And the Fresno Grizzlies, the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, thought they were going to bask in the Memorial Day festivities. They even received a nice, patriotic video that would run between their…

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Stay classy, Tenors!

Singing the National Anthem at a sporting event can be a harrowing experience.  You’re up at the microphone, you’re already nervous, and you worry about hitting that one note during “And the rockets’ red glare” without your voice cracking. That’s the American national anthem.  Now if you’re going to sing the Canadian national anthem –…

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That’s not a maple leaf, Toronto…

Sometimes baseball teams try to think outside the box, only to discover that there’s a REASON why there’s a box in the first place. Example?  The Toronto Blue Jays.  The Blue Jays’ baseball cap features a stylized maple leaf as its logo.  Got that?  Good. Well, for St. Patrick’s Day, the Blue Jays have offered…

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Upcoming Albany Institute of History and Art exhibition to feature baseball, local and national

Many years ago, when I was clearing out most of my accumulated collections in the wake of my divorce, I bundled up boxes of Albany-based scorecards and game programs and memorabilia, all for donation to the Albany Institute of History and Art for their records and archives. The other day, I heard from Tammis Groft,…

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The Stitches: Cork Center

Clark Henry was an outfielder for the Albany Senators minor league baseball team.  He played on the Senators squad from 1945 to 1951, and surpassed a .300 batting average in the 1950 and 1951 seasons. I have his signature on a team-signed 1949 Albany Senators Eastern League baseball.  The ball has turned an orange-amber hue…

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