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SOME VINTAGE VIN SCULLY, THE LYRICAL POET OF BASEBALL

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THINK FAST

THINK FAST

This is from a wonderful web site entitled Science of Baseball: "A major league pitcher can throw a baseball up to 95 miles per hour -- some can move it even faster. At this speed, it takes about four tenths of a second for the ball to travel the 60 feet, 6 inches...

FIELD’S LAMENT

FIELD’S LAMENT

Can I talk to you a little bit?  Have not seen all that many people for awhile.  Don't worry I am not going to bite! Sometimes the off season gets me more than other times. For a bunch of months you have a lot going on. Folks coming in. People hocking things. Noise....

BABE RUTH, OR  EVEN REDWOOD TREES ARE VULNERABLE

BABE RUTH, OR EVEN REDWOOD TREES ARE VULNERABLE

There is a wonderful group on line, Vintage Baseball Photos, aptly enough. This photo below was posted with a note that Babe Ruth's fans, and the fans he enjoyed, were very diverse and no hint of discrimination at all. Another reason to like Babe, a lot. But, there is...

WE JUST WITNESSED HISTORY (just ask Babe and Lou)

WE JUST WITNESSED HISTORY (just ask Babe and Lou)

Babe: Incredible, the Washington D.C. team won the world series! Lou: No way... how long that's been, over a hundred years? Babe: Yep. Lou: You sure they're the D.C. team. Don't they play in Baltimore? Babe: Louie, they're the Nationals, the Washington Nationals. They...

WHIMSY

WHIMSY

I. TIME TO GO HOME They were nice, polite. Didn't bother me until they were about to turn off the lights. "Sir, would love to have you stay over, but it isn't allowed..." I did not have much to go home to, and being at the ball park is more engaging. I like being out...

POST IT AND THEY WILL VIEW

POST IT AND THEY WILL VIEW

The website KindredBlue.com has columns, articles, insights, history, even poems... but some times it is best just to share what is available on the remarkable internet. So it is, with tribute to those to whom these belong, here are three choice items (although...

GOAT

GOAT

Goats get a bad rap.  The general consensus is they are not all that bright, male and female typically have beards, they chew on tin cans (really?), most have horns, and they will not ever win a beauty contest.  Frankly I am sympathetic.  No goat ever did me any...

A REALLY IMPORTANT PRAYER TODAY

A REALLY IMPORTANT PRAYER TODAY

“Before the World Series, Vin (Scully) would go to church and pray — not for a win, but that there would be only heroes in the World Series, no goats,” the hall of fame southpaw Sandy Koufax said. “He didn’t want anyone’s future to be tarnished with the fact that they...

MONEY MONEY MONEY

MONEY MONEY MONEY

The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, I want money... Love that song. Thought of it when I read a brief news flash: Babe Ruth's top salary was $80,000 in 1930 and 1931, which, adjusted for inflation, is the equivalent of a...

SHE’S READY

SHE’S READY

Took the photo you see here at the ball game the other night. Father and daughter, too cute I gotta say. Then learned about a young girl who is gaining quite a reputation as she sings the National Anthem at various sporting events. When I saw her on tv this morning,...

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