Category Archives: Baseball

The Battle For the Basement

In the beginning of Jean Shepherd’s epic baseball rant “Balls” he tells us who he would choose to storm a German Pillbox in a sure bet suicide mission. It’s not the players, it’s the fans. Tonight the battle for the … Continue reading

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Play Ball (with apologies to the Astros)

“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” Ernie Harwell … Continue reading

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The Ichiro Pause

Baseball passes the time and time passes through baseball. The game lasts nine innings and a lifetime. We age, the players age, the game does not. I’ve grown up in the era of free agency and while I agree with … Continue reading

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Sisyphus, Selig and Seattle’s Albatross

At some point during some hard day when good work has turned to bad, when the absurd has been capitalized and underlined, when the sweat and stress of grindingĀ it out comes again to rest upon our shoulders we’ve all compared … Continue reading

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I Hope So

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill … Continue reading

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The Post-Season Tiger Fan Blues

Sports writer and Detroit native son David Fleming wrote a marvelous piece for ESPN magazine recently about GM’s plans to turn the hallowed ground of Tiger Stadium into a little league park only to be blocked by the city itself. … Continue reading

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Conspiracies, Aliens and Yankees, Oh My

It’s a well known fact that John Carpenter based his campy horror film They Live off of The Steinbrenner era Yankees. Am I insinuating the latter day Yankees are actually invading aliens who have quietly (or not so quietly) infiltrated … Continue reading

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