Sounds of the Game

Ahh, the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the pop of the mitt.. Nope, wrong article. I’m talking about the other sounds of the game. The songs we (or maybe just I) associate with the game. Baseball has always been tied to music. What other sport takes a break to sing a …

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Past Time: Hank Aaron, Vin Scully, and Triple Crown Cobb

Hank's last hurrah: On July 20, 1976 -- 41 years ago today -- the great Hank Aaron hit the final home run of his career, number 755.  This total was of course the highest total at the time, as he had surpassed the immortal Babe Ruth just two seasons earlier. Aaron's career was one of the …

Segura’s Shortstop Chops Stops ‘Stros

Say that three times fast... In fact, say it once each for the three incredible plays Jean Segura made last night to keep his team in the game. With the score tied at 7, the Astros opened up the bottom of the ninth with a double by Josh Reddick.  With Reddick in scoring position and …

Past Time: Hitter’s Paradise — Cobb, Mays, and Donnie Baseball

On July 18th: 1927: Ty Cobb doubled for his 4,000th hit.  He, of course, is only one of two men to ever reach the 4,000 threshold along with Pete Rose. Cobb got the hit off of Sam Gibson of the Tigers, his former teammate. Cobb had played for the Tigers for the previous 22 seasons, but …

Coming Soon: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era

This is the post I've been waiting to unleash on the world. Over the next several weeks, I will post one to two blogs a week dedicated to a single countdown: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era. Why the time constraint, you ask? Well, I believe that baseball from the 1920's is …

Bring on the Second Half!

With the All-Star Game behind us, it's time to get back to the race.  I always love that before the mid-summer's classic, it feels like teams are just churning it out, winning games as much as possible for that future result. After the All-Star Game however, the season feels more like a downhill run.  There's …