OK, I AM MAKING A PITCH HERE

Stamina – the ability to endure, to keep going, to get a second maybe even a third wind. Nolan Ryan once threw 235 pitches in a game for the then-California Angels.  It was not all that long ago, 1974.  That was early in his career, and he went on to pitch for 27...

NOW THAT’S REALLY ODD!

Baseball has so many uniquenesses.  Here are just a few in case you’re at the ball park, or watching on the telly, or at a cocktail party and want to impress or at least amuse with your vast array of knowledge: Virgil “Fire” Trucks pitched in 1952...

ABSOLUTE PROOF OF BASEBALL PURITY

In our judicial system, for a civil claim, you have a burden of proof to demonstrate the case by a preponderance of the evidence.  This means “more likely than not”, or roughly 51/49 in your favor.  In many states 9 out of 12 jurors is satisfactory for you...

I JUST WANT TO GO HOME

So there’s a famous book “You Can’t Go Home Again”, written by Thomas Wolfe but published after his death.  Maybe that explains the title. The Beatles sang a very touching song “Two of Us”, which originally was called “On Our...

SALUTE!

Over 200 years ago, a gentleman named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem “The Defence of Fort McHenry”.  We know it today as the Star Spangled Banner. In time a bit of a joke has arisen:  “What are the last two words of the National Anthem?”...