A little league field needs a scoreboard. How can you tell who’s winning without a scoreboard?

Background. Last Saturday, I had a wonderful Date Night. Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory – spoiler alert: they sell lots of cheesecakes – then an afternoon of gambling at Rivers Casino. And surprisingly, both of us left with more money than we brought (she hit 5-of-a-kind on a Joker Poker machine and had no idea…

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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens don’t deserve to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

News came last night that David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox home run hero, is now a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He will join six other players that were selected from a veteran’s committee – including Jim Kaat, Buck O’Neill and Minnie Minoso – as Hall of Famers at the next induction…

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As Max Scherzer unbuckled his pants in front of the umpires…

Right now, baseball is involved in a strange scandal. There are pitchers who are using a combination of suntan lotion, rosin and something called Spider Tack, which allows them to pitch fastballs and sliders with incredibly high spin rates, pitches that can flummox even the most skilled batters. It hearkens back to the days of…

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And the Yankees are back to their old tricks again.

My friend Matt wanted to know if I was interested in doing a baseball game this weekend, as his beloved Chicago White Sox were playing in Yankee Stadium. I looked up Yankee Stadium’s new seating plan. Yankee Stadium is one of several baseball fields that offers vaccinated and non-vaccinated sections. Well, since Matt and I…

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No, you can’t vacate World Series championships …

It started out as a feel-good story – the Houston Astros, whose hometown was battered and bashed by Hurricane Harvey earlier that year, finally won their first World Series championship. Yesterday, Major League Baseball suspended Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch for the entire 2020 season for their actions – or inactions…

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Why baseball-themed dramas and comedies fail every time

There was a recent news article about plans to create a comedy-drama based on the 1980’s film A League of Their Own, the film about the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League of the 1940’s-50’s. The thing is, if it does go to series, and if it lasts longer than 13 episodes, it may be the…

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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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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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