We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era. The rest of the posts can be found here. Big Papi's inclusion in this list is difficult for me. I am a fan of The Pinstripes. But I'm not an idiot: Ortiz's career deserves recognition. I searched my soul hard for … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #24 – David Ortiz
The list of hitters that didn't make my top 25 of the free agent era continues. In case you missed my first group of ten, you can find it here: In the group of ten batters below, we have several more that truly deserved it, or will deserve it someday. Let's start with a mighty … Continue reading The Honorable Mentions, Part II
Like a Siren on a rock, the Triple woos me with her beauty. Last night at my weekly softball game, I could not resist her Song. With a runner on first and one out, our beer league team getting a heavy beat down of 9 - 0, I came to the plate with a chance … Continue reading The Lure of the Triple
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 … Continue reading Past Time: Hitter’s Paradise — Cobb, Mays, and Donnie Baseball
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 … Continue reading Coming Soon: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era
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 … Continue reading Bring on the Second Half!
If you're a casual fan of baseball, or maybe you've lost touch since the scandals and bad juju of the steroid era, I invite you to check out the All-Star Game tonight. Major League Baseball is chock full of young talent with likeable personalities. This new crop is fun to watch. Names like Carlos Correa, … Continue reading The New Faces of Baseball
The Friday before Father's Day, my wife surprised me with tickets to the Yankees-A's game. That night we went to the Oakland Coliseum to take in the game. But the significance of this particular game cannot be understated, as we took our son Ezekiel to his first ever ballgame, on my first ever Father's Day! … Continue reading My Son’s First Baseball Game!
It's more rare than the no-hitter. It's been done less times than the perfect game. In fact, it's just as rare as the unofficial "rarest play" in baseball -- the unassisted triple play -- happening only 15 times in the history of recorded Major League Baseball. I call it... The Swing of Dreams. So what … Continue reading The Swing of Dreams