BASEBALL: TO LIST OR NOT TO LIST

Let me ask:  Do you keep lists?   Would you have a list that tells you where to find the list you were working on the other day?  Is that called “listing”? Are you checking your list twice, or is that just for Santa to do? Major league baseball has lists,...

DID YOU KNOW THAT HITTING IS ROCKET SCIENCE?

Ty Cobb wrote a pamphlet entitled “Science of Batting”, published by no less than the Louisville Slugger Company (Hillerich & Bradsby Co., Inc., to be exact).  It has topics that range from the bat grip, to the body position and stance, to the...

BULL PEN?

You come out of the bull pen, you may be asked to get the team out of a jam.  Or you may be asked to keep it close, or keep the team ahead.  You may indeed be the closer, who is such a key, critical part of the equation.  And, the situation you walk, jog or skip into...

AND NOW THE ANGRY LITTLE BIG BOY

Anger is not such a good thing.  I mean, it can motivate.  But, if you have enjoyed a beer, and it’s the eighth inning.  Your team is ahead.  Life is good.  A very fine pitching job by the starter, and someone comes in from the bull pen to simply keep things...

BASEBALL IS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

Talk about fake news! I keep hearing and reading that baseball’s popularity is on the down swing.  A number of teams are struggling for suitable fan attendance, the pundits insist. Well, those naysayers are very dogged, but not dogged enough.  Here is proof...