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1951-A Little Kid Grows Up


All was well in Brooklyn

] during the summer of 1951. Baseball was king and the Dodgers were the crown prince. Other trivial events were occurring in ’51, but none an eleven year-old noticed. 685 more words


With less than 3 weeks to go in the season, time to look again at a note I researched a few weeks ago, detailing just how historic Giancarlo Stanton’s 2014 season has a chance to be. 419 more words

Joan Rivers

What goes through your mind when a celebrity with whom you have known from afar dies? A lot of feelings run through me. It is hard to describe loss. 171 more words


This day in baseball: Attack of the M&Ms

On September 3, 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle of the Yankees became the first set of teammates to hit 50 homers in a season.  In a game against the Tigers, Mickey Mantle launched one in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score at 5-5, en route to a 8-5 victory. 7 more words


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


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


© Chuck Duboff

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


chuck duboff reblogged this on Chuck's & Geoff'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!!!!