Derek Jeter will retire at the end of this season, and the rhetoric has already begun about what he has meant to this game. And while I have long hated the hyperbole that comes with Jeter, I do find it amazing that he played 18years in the biggest media market, with a huge amount of [...]
MLB released its in house top100 prospects this week (and announced them at Foley’s Pub in NYC). Here is the link to Jonathan Mayo’s breakdown, which points out that the based on the list the Astros have the best prospect pipeline currently. (Go Kathy and Allison!)
I would recommend you read the piece, but also scroll [...]
While the winter weather rages here in the United States, leaving many of us with dreams of spring training dancing in our heads, baseball is thriving elsewhere. The Austalian league is going nuts. And as dangerous as it is to be a pro player in Venezuela, there are many players there playing on a pretty [...]
Mike Hegan passed away earlier this week. You may never have heard of Hegan, who was an excellent fielding first baseman for many teams in the 1960s and 1970s. He was on the Yankees that lost the World Series to the Cardinals in 1964, and on the Oakland Athletics when they beat my Reds in [...]
First, a couple of quick thoughts- Nicely done by the Red Sox to have James Taylor sing America the Beautiful as an alternative to God Bless America. It was still meaningful and patriotic, and because of the variation, provided an opportunity to think about why we pause to sing and reflect in a fresh way.