“GOD BLESS THE USA, LEE GREENWOOD”
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !
Repeat of GFBB’s Memorial Day Blog, May 31, 2011.
Posted in A1 Baseball, General, A4 Uncategorized
Tagged 4th of July, BASEBALL, Baseball on Independence Day, Coney Island, God, GOD BLESS THE USA, Independence Day, Lee Greenwood, New York City, New York Post, SF Giants and Washington Nationals, United States
"Here's to the little kid in all of us"
I’m enjoying a visit with my family this week so I’m taking the Thanksgiving holiday a little early. Here’s a poem that can easily be construed as one of thanksgiving when looking back over the years and realizing how important baseball has been in my life.
Dreams and Things
- If you had told me way back then
- That baseball diamonds filled with men
- Would somehow make my life a den
- Of hopes and dreams and acumen
- I doubt I would have listened.
- That memories from way back then
- of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays,
- Of Whitey Ford and double plays
- Would somehow make my older days
- Much better than my childhood Continue reading
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Tagged BASEBALL, Baseball Poem, Children and Youth, God, holiday, Mickey Mantle, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving and Baseball Poem, Whitey Ford, WILLIE MAYS
“Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. ~ Albert Einstein.”
Last week the sports world was shaken by an announcement about illegal, immoral, unethical, sickening and a zillion other adjectives you could use to describe activities that have been allowed to exist while the powers-that-be looked the other way. And then yesterday another college has come forth with a similar situation. We’ll just have to wait and see how many more are involved.
Mike Matheny as the Giants Catcher
So last night as I was getting ready to shut down for the evening I caught a headline that had crept into my blogosphere: “Mike Matheny to Become New Cardinals Manager.” Did I read this right? How can this be? I was thinking about the popular catcher the Giants signed to a three-year contract back in 2004. In his first season with the Giants, Matheny won not only a Gold Glove Award but also the coveted Willie Mac Award given for spirit and leadership. But the next year was not so kind to Mike as a series of foul balls pummeled his catcher’s mask resulting in a serious concussion that eventually ended his playing career. I’d heard he went back to St. Louis where he’d played previously and was hired as a consultant or adviser or something. Continue reading
Posted in A1 Baseball, General, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
Tagged Albert Einstein, baseball heroes, God, Gold Glove Award, Mike Matheny, sf giants, St Louis Cardinals, Tony LaRussa, Willie Mac Award