Some of the above pictures courtesy of Fox Sports MLB’s Best Food List.
I just found out I’m going to the Oakland A’s – Detroit Tigers game on Mother’s Day so I went online to find out what’s for dinner! My search found this great website with such tantalizing food pictures I think I’ll conjure up some ballpark food for dinner tonight!
One of my favorite ballpark foods is the Primanti Brothers Sandwich at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. When I was there the fans were lined up around the block for this one. The special sandwich (pictured above) includes not only the roast beef, but also the salad and french fries stacked high and part of the sandwich.
And someday I’m going to try those Rocky Mountain Oysters at Coors Stadium. Or maybe I’ll watch someone else try them but it’ll still be an experience.
And for dessert it’s a toss-up between those yummy looking cupcakes at Safeco Field in Seattle and the funnel cakes at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
If you don’t have plans for your mom, your kid’s mom or someone else that’s really special on Mother’s Day why not consider taking her to dinner at the Ballpark! You’ll get to enjoy the camaraderie of some the greatest fans in all of sports, hopefully a great game and some really terrific food.
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This is the third year we’ve published this study by Dr. Don Davis. It’s one of our most popular blogs and we’re happy to be able to share it again with you. Be sure to link to his website for additional information, changes and criteria he used in compiling his study.
“2011 Baseball Players Mathematical Study, written by Don Davis, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA., and printed here with his permission.”
||Roger Clemens, 266.0
||Tom Seaver, 181.1
||Bob Gibson, 140.4
||Juan Marichal, 107.9
||Curt Schilling, 85.1
||Randy Johnson, 202.1
||Warren Spahn, 167.5
||Sandy Koufax, 137.8
||Gaylord Perry, 102.8
||Phil Niekro, 84.9
||Greg Maddux, 197.5
||Bob Feller, 157.6
||Robin Roberts, 136.5
||Roy Halladay, 102.1
||Johan Santana, 84.6
||Pedro Martinez, 187.5
||Steve Carlton, 143.5
||Jim Palmer, 133.2
||Fergie Jenkins, 87.2
||Nolan Ryan, 83.7
||Johnny Bench, 111.2
||Yogi Berra, 92.9
||Gary Carter, 75.6
||Mike Piazza, 74.8
||Ivan Rodriguez, 71.0 Continue reading
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Tagged Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, baseball mathematics, don davis, dr. don davis, greg maddux, joe morgan, Johnny Bench, Lehigh University, Mike Schmidt, pedro martinez, randy johnson, Roger Clemens, top baseball players, top baseball players in 60 years
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 Armed Forces. Not since harem attendants had gone out of style were men’s physical deficiencies so highly prized. Ulcers, hearing defects, and torn cartilages were coveted by team owners.” – Frank Graham, Jr. in Farewell to Heroes (1981)
This and the following list of Hall of Fame Members Courtesy of Baseball Almanac.
|Baseball Hall of Fame Members who Served in the Armed Forces.
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Tagged Baseball Veterans in Hall of Fame, History, United States, United States Air Force, United States Armed Forces, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States National Guard, United States Navy, Veterans Day
Best Fans and Best Team in Baseball
It’s true! What better gift to the fans of the St. Louis Cardinals than the title “World Champions”! This picture is my favorite of all the thousands because if shows the team and the fans in unison like they’re in it together and they did it together, which of course they did. Last year the St. Louis Cardinal fans were selected number one best fans in baseball based on knowledge of the game, loyalty and sportsmanship. San Francisco Giants fans were voted second. Continue reading
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Tagged adrian beltre, Albert Pujols, Bill DeWitt, Busch Stadium, Jayson Stark, ken rosenthal, matthew leach, mike adams, Ron Washington, shane victorino, St Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Missouri, Tony LaRussa, World Series
Tonight the St. Louis Cardinals took it to the Texas Rangers in good old-fashioned Missouri “show me” style as the Cardinals won in 11 innings by a score of 10-9. And “show me” they did.
Here’s a sampling from last night’s game. Click here to see the entire story by Jeff Sullivan, Editor, SB Nation:
David Freese on Defense Game 6
“Oct 28, 2011 – You have to understand my situation, here. I started writing this recap when the Cardinals were trailing the Rangers 7-4 in the seventh inning, and it looked like the Rangers were going to win their Continue reading
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Tagged Cardinals, David Freese, Jeff Sullivan, Neftali Feliz, Rangers, SB Nation, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, World Series
I thought you might enjoy this little filler video while the rains come down in St. Louis, postponing tonight’s game. This one’s courtesy of Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball. I especially got a little chuckle out of her last comment. Oh to be young again with so much energy …..
“In case you somehow missed this video of an absolutely adorable member of the Rangers Ballpark grounds crew randomly busting a move between the sixth and seventh innings of Game 4… please do enjoy. Ian Kinsler was not impressed, but we totally are. (Call me when you turn 18!)
Update: We were just informed that this guy is 28. He just became like a billion times more attractive.”
As only Sooze can say it!
The Texas Rangers are flying high all the way back to Missouri, and without an airplane, so I’m told. They beat the Cardinals 4-2 and are one game away from winning it all!
Here are some excerpts from a pretty good ditty on the game in case you haven’t seen one of the hundreds out there. This one’s from the Huffington Post ;
“ARLINGTON,Texas— Mike Napoli was dialed in, no matter who he was going to face.
A charmed season for Napoli and the Texas Rangers got even better Monday night, thanks to a most unlikely twist – a bullpen telephone mix-up.
After a dropped ball and a dropped call, of sorts, loaded the bases in the eighth inning, Napoli delivered a tie breaking two-run double that beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 and gave Texas a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Continue reading