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Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow has a degenerative muscle disease

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
The diagnosis is not new — he was first diagnosed eight years ago — but Giants broadcaster and former big league pitcher Mike Krukow has publicly revealed that he has a non-fatal degenerative muscle disease. From…

DAN UGGLA’S BURYING THE HATCHET!

Is this the same DAN UGGLA that helped Jonathan Sanchez clear the dugouts during the 2010 playoffs with Atlanta? Oops!  Sorry…..that was Chase Utley.  I always get those guys mixed up. But it’s nice to see Danny’s burying the hatchet (Atlanta … Continue reading

Keith Hernandez mocked Alex Torres for wearing the padded cap

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
I hadn’t seen this until Baseball Think Factory linked Phil Mushnick’s column at the New York Post. And I gotta say, if you ever find yourself agreeing with Phil Mushnick about something, man, there is something…

Yasiel Puig flipped his bat on a walk, almost took out the catcher and umpire

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Even Vin Scully called this “ridiculous.” And not in that good, “redonkulous” sense. More in the “Jeez, kid, shape up, will ya?” sense. [mlbvideo id="33727963" width="400" height="224" /]

Must-click link: Australian writer’s first MLB encounter

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Simon Crerar, an Australian-born staff writer at BuzzFeed, put together this comical rundown of his first experience with Major League Baseball, which just officially opened its 2014 season with a two-game series between the Diamondbacks and…

Fly Fishing and Baseball ….. The Commonality

A Facebook friend from high school recently posted a picture of a box of fishing flies that looked more like the real thing, the flies I mean, than the real thing.  Really.   I was interested in this because my husband … Continue reading

Seduced by that Pesky Cell Phone

I’m remembering a game I went to this past season.  During the entire game a  fan  sitting in front of me had his cell phone in hand, either  as an extension of his ear or taking pictures with it.  When … Continue reading

Revisiting the Posey Play ~ OR ~ Getting the Umpire out of his Comfort Zone!

This is a repost of a blog I wrote on February 23, 2012.  It’s in response to the little nasties that are surfacing blaming Buster Posey for the new rule changes involving direct hits on the catcher at the plate.   … Continue reading

Protective caps for pitchers approved

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
ESPN’s William Weinbaum reports that MLB has approved protective caps for pitchers the first time. Use is optional, and caps will be made available for all pitchers beginning next month in spring training. We first heard word that…

Liar, Liar Liar……What Difference Does it Make?

This blog has been a really fun thing for me.  I enjoy sitting down with a cup of coffee and newspaper at my trusty little PC and jotting down random thoughts, usually of current events, but sometimes just things that … Continue reading

Veterans Day and Every Day ….. Thank You!

Note:  This is a repost of my 2010 Veteran’s Day Blog. Arlington National Cemetery “But the mainstay of the big leagues was the reservoir of 4-Fs – males of draft age who had been rejected on physical grounds by the … Continue reading

“The Schedule Makers”

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
A computer does the MLB schedule now. Until 2005, however, a husband-wife couple did it. By hand. And, apart from being impossibly cute, they are apparently brilliant. Grantland’s 30 for 30 series meets Henry and Holly…