Kindred Blue

Baseball lore, columns, videos, comedy, poetry,
photos, history,  a dab of Dodgers and more.

Tickets are free, and parking is no problem at all!

We play come rain or shine, all year long.

Ron Sokol, longtime columnist, author, and baseball aficionado, tries to keep the hits coming every week.  Follow Ron on Twitter at @kindred_blue.

Send your comments in!

SOME VINTAGE VIN SCULLY, THE LYRICAL POET OF BASEBALL

KINDRED BLUE RECENT BLOGS

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,...

A BASEBALL, THE POEM

A BASEBALL, THE POEM

A ball an actual major league baseball with all those stitches the real deal from the field of play now in my mitt I am mesmerized Not sure what to do or say Is this like winning an Oscar? I held it up in the air People cheered "Good catch!" Kept looking at it during...

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

"What's your name? I have seen you before What's your name? May I walk you to your door? It's so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me What's your name?" -- Don and Juan (oldie but a goodie) Name brands, brand recognition, trade names, logos, all of...

I AM GOING TO LIVE MY DREAM

I AM GOING TO LIVE MY DREAM

Born in Kansas City, Dan Clemens’s family moved early on to Denver, Colorado.  By happenstance they were able to pick up a radio station out of Lexington, Nebraska, and listen to the Kansas City Royals games. Granted the radio connection faded in and out due to the...

TOO ERR IS HUMAN, TO UMPIRE DIVINE

TOO ERR IS HUMAN, TO UMPIRE DIVINE

Technology and Major League Baseball are waltzing together.  The radar gun. Instant replay  Pitch graphics.  Doppler radar.  Every single MLB stadium is equipped with triangulated tracing cameras that follow the ball from the pitcher's hand until it crosses home...

WE WUZ ROBBED!!!

Thank you to Skip Collinge who posted this on Say What!! Baseball Oddities and let me borrow it here.  My reply to this:  Amen! I was so looking forward to the Yankee Series this weekend. Dodgers- Yankees is all about history and tradition. Look at these pictures-...

BASEBALL, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

BASEBALL, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

"War, good God, what is it good for?  Absolutely nuthin!  Say it again..." Now, that's a well-known song from awhile ago.  Given all the complaints I am hearing and reading, and the analyses, that very refrain could apply to the great (or once) national past time,...

Stay In Touch

3 + 8 =