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Joey Votto should change his swing

It’s the two hundred million dollar question on everyone’s mind: Will Joey Votto ever be the same hitter?

I played golf recently with two good friends, both are huge Reds fans, one is a medical doctor. 1,424 more words

Joey Votto

Buy Mickey Mantle's Driver's License For $500,000!

Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That money could have been better invested, I don’t know, in the athlete’s foundation or favorite charity, but instead, fans go on and waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on whatever’s left of that person’s last vestiges on Earth for the sake of “fan loyalty.” 201 more words

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Summertime in Manitoba as a kid meant: baseball, baseball and more baseball...by Chuck Duboff

 

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Other than the rough patches of green grass, my memories of playing ball as a kid are all in black and white. 952 more words

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chuck duboff reblogged this on Chuck's Eclectic Blog, and commented:

Just reread this...and it lit a spark inside me...this was my life as a kid...and as an adult...and though I allowed someone to take this summer's enjoyment from me...rereading this piece I wrote back in early June, sent a thunderbolt through me...it's time to welcome back my true first love, baseball; we may have been separated for awhile, but this is a marriage that will last till I am food for worms!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: LET'S PLAY BALL!!!!

Mickey Mantle hopes you enjoy selling junk to get junk!

Hot on the heels of Yogi Berra hawking bikes comes Yankee teammate and fellow legend (and occasional comic book star) Mickey Mantle promoting your typical comic book greeting-card-selling scheme. 53 more words

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Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age, by Allen Barra ***-****

Three stars for general interest; four stars for a niche audience. If you enjoy baseball and also like biographies, this may be a winner for you. 712 more words

Biographies

Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said “sure, every time”.

Mickey Mantle

Ozzie Sweet Images and Books

On this day in 1954 – Sports Illustrated, a magazine about everything sports – hits newsstands for the first time.
The late Ozzie Sweet, called the Babe Ruth of sports photography was the inspiration for many of the SI photographers. 240 more words

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