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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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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