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SOME VINTAGE VIN SCULLY, THE LYRICAL POET OF BASEBALL

KINDRED BLUE RECENT BLOGS

CANNED CROWD NOISE?

CANNED CROWD NOISE?

I have never liked canned laughter, or applause. Don't get me wrong, things in cans are often fine, I mean, soup.... but watching a tv show and there is that rather obvious sound track, I mean, come on! What's next? Love making with a sound of ooohing and ahhhing?...

SORELY MISSED

SORELY MISSED

I miss Babe Ruth No, I don't mean George Herman Ruth Jr. After all I did not know him really Maybe he was overbearing obnoxious a womanizer not worthy of admiration Still I miss Babe The stories even if they are not all true About his bravado about his love of kids...

FREEMAN AND COVID

FREEMAN AND COVID

One of the best players in Major League Baseball today is Freddie Freeman. A fun video on line from March 22, 2020, showing Freddie crushing a homer off his kid... dubbed "Freddie Freeman staying in shape until baseball resumes..." Have you looked at Freddi's stats...

SYMPATHY CARD!?!?!?!?!?!

SYMPATHY CARD!?!?!?!?!?!

I an so sorry for your loss Is that really the very best they can do? So sorry for my loss? I am so sorry you are so sorry! The card then goes on to say how much baseball is missed by so many but it's like batting practice, that's what the cards says, batting practice...

BABE RUTH AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL

https://www.costco.com/.product.100657497.html?&EMID=B2C_2020_0605_TechDays (Click the link above) By the way: They got everything at Costco, and you know that the Babe would LOVE the hot dogs!

A BABE RUTH SANDWICH

A BABE RUTH SANDWICH

When things aren't going all that great, one recommended escape is to spend time looking into the life of Babe Ruth, and the time at which he lived, the Roaring 20's. Compare that to the iconic image of Babe when tribute was paid toward the very end of his life....

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST?

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST?

If play resumes, possibly in July... If... there are going to be a number of notable changes, at least for the time being.  I do not have a complete list below by any means, but here are some of the changes probably in store.  As you think about it, what will you miss...

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