Tag Archives: Baseball

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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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

In this ca. 1927 photograph from MOHAI’s archives, Babe Ruth is surrounded by young children at the bottom of a staircase inside the New Washington Hotel and being fed a turkey leg by a boy. Baseball, Sam Baker

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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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There Is No Joy In Mudville

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break you heart. ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti A swing and a miss and the Mariners leave the bases loaded. That’s how the top of fourth ended and how my season began. Today … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Turtle: Of Love and Baseball

“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.” ~Song of … Continue reading

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Searching for The Vahalla of Summer

September has arrived, quietly and with little gust. The beautifully kept grasses of Safeco Field have turned brittle and if you’re close enough, and using binoculars, you can see the tips of the blades have a certain brown tinge to … Continue reading

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The Giants Win the Pennant

“I have never known a greater moment of pure joy.” – Stephen Jay Gould “No day in my life since has brought me the pain of that day.” – Larry King A moment in time to judge all other moments … Continue reading

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