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SOME VINTAGE VIN SCULLY, THE LYRICAL POET OF BASEBALL

KINDRED BLUE RECENT BLOGS

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...

DREAM

DREAM

Memorial Day weekend winds down and we look toward a work week. Was thinking about Dodge Stadium, among other ball parks.  Just had this image of their shimmering. Man it would be so great to have the keys to the kingdom.  Some day... be patient my son.  They say the...

SALUTE

SALUTE

Baseball, our national past time, presently is on hiatus.  We face a war caused by a virus. We all miss the ball park.  Many teams salute military veterans at games, and rightfully so.  Baseball, a part of our life, a part of our country, thanks those who stood in the...

PRESIDENT GEORGE HERMAN RUTH

PRESIDENT GEORGE HERMAN RUTH

Well, why not? A hot dog in every pot! There would be swagger, some level of common sense, scandal undoubtedly, perhaps some (ok a lot of) unpredictability, I mean... he was a bit of a wild child. But hey, he might have hit it out of the park!  Kids loved the guy. ...

Charlie O!

Charlie O!

A lot of time to reflect as the season has been put on hold, and even now we are not sure what 2020 will look like. Baseball has so many attributes that make it fun, interesting, a great way to while-away some time.  In its own way kind of like fishing.  If you don't...

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