NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]
The next Moneyball? * A few “inside baseball (business)” pieces coming up: In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball by long-time SABR members Mark Armour and Daniel Leviit. John Pessah adds to this sub-genre with The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers. Lonnie Wheeler’s Intangiball: The Subtle […]
The most popular post on this blog was one that resulted from listening to my favorite podcast, NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, hosted by the erudite Peter Sagal, a local hero ’round these parts (who just celebrated a birthday, I might add). That particular entry involved former Major Leaguer Moose Skowron, the guest for […]
Cal Ripken, Jr., 50. Ripken is big on instructionals for younger players, as well as life lessons learned from the game. The Only Way I Know Baseball’s Iron Man: Cal Ripken JR. a Tribute The Longest Season Tim Salmon, 42, also celebrated yesterday. Always an Angel: Playing the Game With Fire and Faith And Harry […]
Cal Ripken Jr. takes on his next challenge: Children’s author. Disney Book Group will publish a middle-grade baseball series written by National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and co-authored by Baltimore Sun sportswriter Kevin Cowherd. The series will feature characters from a Babe Ruth League team named the “Orioles”. The agreement for world rights […]
The Iron Horse for a new generation turns 49 today.
The Royals’ Hall of Famer turns 55 today. I have always been impressed with players like Brett, Carl Yazstremski, Tony Gwynn, et al, who managed to spend their entire careers with one team. It was more common earlier in the game’s history, but almost unheard of these days. You have to be a combination of […]