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KINDRED BLUE RECENT BLOGS

I STILL BELIEVE

I STILL BELIEVE

I have read stats about the number of trash can sounds in any given Houston Astros' game in 2017.  Read data that at least suggests their sign stealing played a major role in a lot of games.  Read how fans and players alike are howling about what went down, including...

WRIGLEY’S MILLION DOLLAR PALACE

WRIGLEY’S MILLION DOLLAR PALACE

A little splotch of history to chew on, so to speak: Wrigley Field was a ball park in Los Angeles back in the day, for over 30 years.  In fact, the Los Angeles Angels played there when they were in the Pacific Coast League. Of interest is that the park was designed by...

WHY ARE YOU SO UPSET GRANDPA?

WHY ARE YOU SO UPSET GRANDPA?

A young granpa all things considered 64 grand son 7 they get along well Granpa loves (I mean really loves) telling his grandson baseball stories Sure he embellishes a bit but most are true and most did happen And grandpa loves to take the kid to the ballpark Has since...

JUST PLAIN BETRAYAL OF US FANS

JUST PLAIN BETRAYAL OF US FANS

I am a fan of baseball. Have been, and will be. Babe Ruth was a womanizing sleazy bum who has been wrongfully deified?  Pete Rose, that jerk, who bet on baseball... Charley Hustle, right?.  Charley Scumbag would fit better you say?  And good ol' Shoeless Joe.  The...

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...

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