Jackie Robinson certainly exposed the ignorance of many from a cultural viewpoint. Ironically, his societal impact exposed my own ignorance of how great of a player he was. Maybe not a big deal for you, but I write about baseball so learning exactly how elite he was, was a little disconcerting for me. Don’t get … Continue reading My 42 cents:
Last night on the YES Network broadcast, the gang in the booth were discussing whether or not former Yankee Jorge Posada (who just turned 50…we think…?) should be in the Hall of Fame. The short answer is “no”. With the benefit of hindsight, we know that Jorge was much better than most of us realized … Continue reading I think we’re asking the wrong question
Watching a seemingly endless string of injured players is, needless to say, very frustrating. If you take up the role of the detached Yankee (or Dodgers) fanatic, it’s not the end of the world, because there’s depth on the roster that will prevent a total season collapse. But as an emotional baseball fan, it’s especially … Continue reading A note on recurring injuries…
Mickey Mantle passed away on this day, 25 years ago. I remember it well because even the non-sports fans I worked with at the time seemed dejected and had many questions about the Mick. “Exactly how great was he?” and lines of questioning of that nature dominated the water cooler conversation even amongst the sports-phobic … Continue reading 25 years ago today:
The Yankees and Phillies game played a pretty good game last night, even if the team for which I was rooting ended up on the wrong end of the W/L column. But there was a sequence mid-game that had a huge impact on the result, with a few parts of the sequence that generally go … Continue reading Did you catch this in the game last night?
Having seen four games this season that either ARod or John Smoltz have called, I’ve noticed – hell, Helen Keller would’ve noticed – that they are still sticking to this notion of contact hitting being superior to the swing hard, all or nothing, it’s all about the home runs type of baseball. That players and … Continue reading Power > Contact. Sorry ARod, Smoltz.