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Wilson and Bride Cheer As Nationals Win Game (1916)

From the Washington Herald – April 21, 1916 (View Original)

President Tosses Out Ball Opening 1916 Season at Home. Thirteen Thousand Enthusiastic “Fans” See Walter Johnson Humble Yankees, 12 to 4. 727 more words


Talk of Banning Defensive Shifts Is Just Stupid

There was a particularly stupid article on espn.com today in which Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that if he was Commissioner he’d ban defensive shifts.  The apparent motivation for this stupid comment was the fact that… 886 more words

San Francisco Giants

Rick Monday Saves the American Flag

Forty years ago today, this happened:

On April 25, 1976, Rick Monday, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs and former Marine, saved the American flag… 72 more words


D.C. Padres Season Opener

Tomorrow the D.C. Padres will play their first game of the season. Who are the D.C. Padres, you ask? They are a baseball team made up of Catholic priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington. 247 more words


Blue Jays' Chris Colabello Suspended for Steroids

Toronto Blue Jays’ OF/1B Chris Colabello has been suspended 80 games for a positive PED test.  Colabello had been on my mind the last few days because his brutal 2-for 29 start to the 2016 season already had him on the verge of an end, at least for the immediate future, to his Cinderella story of making it to the majors and becoming a star after years in the Independent-A Can-Am League. 696 more words

Baseball History

Vintage Baseball Cards: 1951 Topps

In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, my collection is going to be the subject of this year-long series.

Shortly after starting my obsession in 1971, my goal was to have at least one Topps card from every year. 506 more words

Baseball History

Vin's Final Season - First Homestand

A couple of weeks ago I stated my goal this year was to watch every game and hear every call that Vin Scully broadcasts this season, his 67th behind the microphone for the Dodgers. 976 more words