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McGovern tosses another gem, Goldeyes only 3 1/2 games out of first!! by Chuck Duboff

© Chuck Duboff

Two weeks left in the American Association schedule.  After a 6-1 win over Sioux City Explorers on Sunday afternoon, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are now 51-35 and only 3 1/2 games behind the reeling St. 394 more words

Baseball

Running in circles

Say you’ve inherited the job of operating your grandfather’s professional sports franchise. It’s losing more than winning so you need a new blueprint for success. There a healthy sized stack of plans from which to choose and they vary quite a bit. 1,646 more words

Billy Hamilton

Never Flatline Intellectually 


Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Just a short note to end the week. Today was the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Forces Staff College where I teach. 411 more words

History

"Get Up There & Bunt"

No one really likes the bunt.

Baseball players bunt because their manager tells them to or because nothing else seems to be working.

They bunt – usually as a sacrifice, giving up an out in the process – because they have to. 375 more words

Baseball

Cardboard Icons Turns 8

It all started here eight years ago today with a little post about an iconic 1951 Bowman Phil Rizzuto card. And what has become Cardboard Icons the blog and the opportunities this site have provided for me are things I never could have imagined. 621 more words

Baseball Cards

Tuesday June 14, 2016 -- NYTimes Crossword No. 0510

Tuesday June 14, 2016 — NYTimes Crossword No. 0510
If the crossword puzzle never were challenging, it would cease to be fun. I don’t even attempt most puzzles, because I know they are too easy. 1,339 more words

NYTimes Crossword

Padres Right Ship In Dramatic Fashion, Look To Take Series: Pads vs. Dodgers 5/21

By Bob Scanlan

The Padres played one of the most fun filled regular season games you’ll see against the Dodgers last night, and broke their 4-game losing streak in dramatic fashion with a 7-6 walkoff style victory over their dreaded rivals. 856 more words

Melvin Upton Jr.