Monthly Archives: October 2014

Casey at Bat

It was the moment Casey Wise dreamed of as a kid – World Series, Yankee Stadium, his father in the stands to cheer him on. In fact, Casey could hear his father, Hugh, as he stepped into the batter’s box at Yankees Stadium to pinch-hit for the Milwaukee Braves in the third game of the […]

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A Tip of the Hat to Nicknames

Colorful nicknames in baseball are mostly a thing of the past so it’s a treat to see four players in the playoffs with nicknames that evoke memories of a time when monikers like Duke, Pee Wee and Country were household names.   Nobody is going to confuse Billy “Country Breakfast” Butler or Mike “Moose” Moustakas […]

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A Baseball Fan for the Ages

Willie Smith is a throwback to the past when baseball fans often were as entertaining as the players on the field. In most ballparks across America, we now get silly mascots prancing around and scoreboards with JumboTron television screens showing people mugging for video cameras while loud music numbs our eardrums. Both past and present […]

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Who Needs it Most?

The baseball playoffs are in full swing and the talking heads on ESPN and other prognosticators already have weighed in with their picks to win the league championships and the World Series. These so-called experts are basing their selections on relative strength of the teams, ignoring the fact that the best team doesn’t always win. […]

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