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The “Supposed” Agony of Defeat

Let’s face it.  How many of us really believed the Giants were going to make it to the 2016 Playoffs?  You’d have to be the eternal optimist to even suspect there might be a chance after the disastrous play the … Continue reading

SF Giants – A New Hero Emerges

How can you explain Madison Bumgarner and his band of buddies marching to the tune of their own drum after such a pitiful showing following the All Star Break?  We knew they were in it because, after all, it is … Continue reading


It’s not that he did the Peds …. it’s that he lied about it so very eloquently. He lied so well he should have been awarded the outstanding Thespian award of the decade. I was totally taken in after that “poor … Continue reading

In Defense of the Hitting Pitcher ~

Getting a ‘Bum’ Rap June 6, 2016 by Hart Rivers ·                                                           … Continue reading


Memorial Day ~ Remembering our Heroes.

The Drama and Excitement of “Opening Day”!

  It’s finally here ~  Opening Day!  I’ve always advocated it should be declared a National Holiday.  Close the schools and free hot dogs for everyone.  A few years ago at Christmas, my son gave me game tickets for Opening … Continue reading

Nothing New about the “New Slide Rule”.

The basic premise of this rule has always been in effect.  They just didn’t use it.  It was always up to the umpires, but rather than getting out of their comfort zone, they chose to ignore it.  Really, just the … Continue reading

Wanna be a MLB Pitcher?

            So you wanna be a MLB pitcher. Sometimes you just have to start from the ground up. Literally. Here’s a truly inspirational story that will warm the heart of any youngster with his dreams in … Continue reading

Baseball Stats ….. Traditional vs Sabermetrics.

Originally posted on Garlicfriesandbaseball's Blog:
A few months ago I signed up for the Annual SABR conference in Long Beach.  I wanted to learn about Sabermetrics,  the science of analyzing baseball  in unorthodox ways,  at least when compared with traditional…

Loving Baseball … And No, Not Just Because it’s Valentine’s Day.

Originally posted on Garlicfriesandbaseball's Blog:
It’s Valentine’s Day and I found the perfect little ditty to share with you.  I found it in all places in a teen magazine called,  “Teen Ink”.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: For…


Here’s something new from our Sounds of Baseball partner.  It was  contributed by Alan Babbitt.  Just in time for spring training, the song evokes the sublime feelings of the sights, sounds and feelings of childhood baseball memories. And, like Alan … Continue reading


A Bluefoot Entertainment Production, I found this as a text document, thinking Dustin Pedroia actually wrote it.  But a little research found it’s a New Balance commercial published in 2011, and I thought you might enjoy it.  Inspirational huh?  For … Continue reading