I know a guy. Actually, I know a lot of guys, but this one works for major league baseball. So I hit him up recently for the inside baseball on what’s happening inside baseball. As with everything else, the difference … Continue reading There’s No Crying in Baseball, Really?
In 1932 when boxer Max Schmeling lost his heavyweight title to Jack Sharkey, his manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed during his ringside radio interview, “We wuz robbed!” I see more of this going on lately. Not radio interviews, contested decisions, or … Continue reading “We Wuz Robbed!”
We’re approaching the end of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals and one thing is certain. Never has there been such a display of beards and bling in one place for a sporting event since … Continue reading Major League Beards & Bling
The Washington Nationals enjoy a two-game advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals heading into today’s playoff game in baseball’s National League Championship Series, formerly known as “the Pennant.” I like “the Pennant.” I also like the Nationals. They remind me … Continue reading The “Amazin” Washington Nationals
In an excellent article in the McKinsey Quarterly, Jeff Luhnow, general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros, explained that base runners need to be aggressive. If they aren’t, it will cost the team not only runs but wins over the regular … Continue reading Thrown Out at Third
Take Laura Fedora to the beach this weekend. “She rolled her eyes in that way of hers that can make me feel naked (not the good kind) and then marched inside. So I sat there curling and uncurling the ends … Continue reading Mittwoch Matinee
I live in a fantasy world. That may be true for most of us, but in my case some of the fantasies have become real. Once, I was a church organist and played for three Masses on Sunday. Well, it … Continue reading Baseball & Other Fantasies