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Five Statistical Facts about Kirk Gibson

Hey Kirk Gibson fans! Get ready to run around the bases while pumping your fists because here are five statistical facts about the man who keeps… 357 more words


Dan Quisenberry and the Hall of Fame: An underrated relief ace

Let’s talk about closers.
Who are the greatest of all time?
Well the discussion starts with five people: Goose Gossage, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dennis Eckersley, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera. 1,294 more words


Vin Scully SUPERIOR. Jack Buck INFERIOR.

Last night was the 26th anniversary of one of the most memorable home runs in Major League Baseball history. One which I remember quite well because I watched it two days after my 12th birthday. 960 more words

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Might As Well Call It a Walk Off!

Ahhh, the post season, what more can I say. Those two words “Post Season” bring joy and excitement, and this post season has not failed to be fun and exciting. 756 more words

Requiem for a Season

Yesterday, 43,013 people filed into Comerica Park to observe the Tigers end their season in miserable fashion, losing 2-1 to the Baltimore Orioles.  As noted repeatedly by the TBS announcers (who were terrible all series…yes, Dennis Eckersley, we are aware that you used to be a pitcher, you don’t have to keep reminding us), the crowd was eerily quiet.   439 more words


Guest post: Tom Buttry reflects on his life (and last night) as a Royals fan

I’m enjoying this year’s post-season as much as if the Yankees were playing. The reason: All three of my sons are Kansas City Royals fans, dating to my days at the Kansas City Star and Times, when I would take the boys to ballgames. 1,862 more words

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Kirk Gibson out as manager ... Smart move or sweet revenge?

Former Major League pitcher, assistant general manager, coach and player representative Dave Stewart was announced as the Arizona Diamondback’s new general manager Friday morning. Not long after noon, Diamondback’s manager… 340 more words