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"Gentlemen, It Was Awful."

T.S. Eliot said April is the cruelest month.

How did I get in this post?

Eliot didn’t mean baseball. If he had he would have said August. 593 more words


The Electric Slugger

What do the symphony and baseball have to do with one another? Apparently, a lot. Glenn Donnellan is a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. 81 more words


The (literal) Dog Days of 1886

Well now this is something you don’t see anymore. And some probably only saw it once, ever. For as bizarre of a game as baseball always is, it was even more strange in the 19th century. 169 more words


Happy Anniversary Mr. Gaedel

On this date 65 years ago in 1951 at St. Louis’s Sportsman’s Park a pinch hitter by the name of Eddie Gaedel would step into the batter’s box for the St. 221 more words


2001: An Ichiro Odyssey

Hey baseball fans!

The future is bright in the Bronx! Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back home runs in their first major league at-bats on Saturday against the Rays, the first time that has ever happened in history. 329 more words

"Hot As Hell, Ain't It Prez?"

It is 100 here again today. It is hot and humid and sticky. It is miserable.

If it is not 100 degrees where you are, I am both happy for you and a little annoyed that you deserve better weather than me. 481 more words


Happy Retirement, A-Rod!

“You always think you have one more hit in you.” ~ Alex Rodriguez

Sure, the 2016 season has and will see several retirements, some more heartbreaking than others: Adam LaRoche, Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira, and David Ortiz. 669 more words