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Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle

Tonight is Baseball’s All Star Game and it got me thinking about some of the baseball greats I have seen.  And, I thought of Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle appearing before a Congressional Committee on July 9, 1958, that was investigating the need for baseball antirust legislation.  305 more words

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 07/13/14

“The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.”   —   Casey Stengel

(Hey!  The first Mets manager!  132 more words


Let there be light (1940)

The new trend in baseball in the 1940′s was to install lights for night games. The Braves (then known as the Boston Bees) had not invested yet. 74 more words


Padres fire general manager Josh Byrnes; could Kevin Towers return to run the club?

The San Diego Padres finally fired somebody on Sunday and thankfully it wasn’t the manager.

General manager Josh Byrnes was officially made the scapegoat for the latest underachieving season when he was shown the door prior to Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. 523 more words


My favorite 30 (or so) quotes


I’m not sure how it was in the 1950s and 1960s but in the 1970s, Yogi Berra became known for his famous quotes or “Yogisms”.  The Mets were in last place during the 1973 baseball season and Yogi famously said, “it ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”  Yogi was right as the Mets came back to win the National League Pennant.  1,019 more words

Sayings I Like

Quote of the day

They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.

~Casey Stengel