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Musings Born of “67”…

This morning I awoke with visions of “67” dancing in my head. It happens once in awhile, the year, the magic. My son tells me I give too much reverence to baseball’s bygone days and he may, in fact, be … Continue reading

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Kershaw, Tiant and One Other Guy……

Friday night Clayton Kershaw took to the hill in Pittsburgh sporting his 37 consecutive inning scoreless streak. In a pregame report on the MLB Network, it was stated that Kershaw had joined Luis Tiant as the only pitchers to have consecutive … Continue reading

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“Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.” Yogi Berra

Last Saturday August 1, 2015 baseball history was made. For the first time the reigning league MVP’s faced each other in a game. Well it’s sorta true. Thanks to the not so great idea of interleague play, it happened during the regular … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Second Stanza, The Transaction…..REVISITED

This is part two of The Anatomy of a Rivalry. Originally published March 14, 2012. On January 6, 1920, newspapers throughout the country told the news which had been rumored for weeks. The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to … Continue reading

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WHEN THE GREATS FACED THE GREATS…..

Recently I was researching Babe Ruth, something I do every so often, and as I was doing so, I began to daydream and thought how great it would have been to see the Babe step in against Walter Johnson. And … Continue reading

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Dominance on the Mound, the Purist’s Dream…..

Yesterday Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio got the call. On July 26th they will take their rightful places among the game’s elite. Biggio was in his third year on the ballot while the other three join the … Continue reading

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Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Pedro Martinez…..What would they be paid this winter as free agents?

So in the past ten days or so, Zack Greinke has inked a six-year 148 million dollar contract with the Dodgers. For purposes of clarification, that’s 24.6 mil per year. For purposes of more clarification, that would be $822,222.22 per start, if … Continue reading

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“Well Here We Are Again, I Guess it Must be Fate”….. Chicago

How about that! It’s Hall of Fame election time for Major League Baseball and the air will ONCE AGAIN be filled with discussion of guess what? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with an “S” and it rhymes with hemorrhoids, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pitchers…..

The Red Sox dropped two of three in Yankee Stadium (the fake one) this weekend, putting the exclamation point on the death of their 2012 season. However, the weekend was, I think, a lesson about the future. Specifically about the … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Second Stanza, The Transaction…..

On January 6, 1920, newspapers throughout the country told the news which had been rumored for weeks. The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees! When looking back at this event through the eyes of nearly a century of hindsight, … Continue reading

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