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1950's: Birth of the Baby Boomer!

The post-war baby boom was just the beginning. Unfortunately, paranoia about Communism made a lot of good people act bad. Racism was rampant in many parts of the country, but especially in the south. 248 more words


Midsummer memories

Congratulations to all those who participated in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. And congratulations to the American League for their victory in this midsummer classic that highlights some of the best in baseball. 811 more words


Congratulations are in order...

Most high school baseball teams’ seasons are in the record books; travel baseball teams have issued equipment for summer competition; and tournaments at the college level are either complete or currently wrapping up. 459 more words

From The Publisher

The First Home Run Derby

Tonight, you can watch the Home Run Derby, a part of the All Star events since 1985. There will be high-tech distance trackers for every home run and plenty of chatter as the players smack dozens of baseballs out of Petco Park in San Diego. 75 more words


For The Guardian: Is Switch-hitting a Dying Art?

My latest baseball feature for The Guardian has been published. It explores the past, present and future of switch-hitting in baseball. The skill has always struck me as incredibly under-appreciated, and this feature illustrates why by searching fruitlessly for accurate parallels in other sports.  25 more words


My Vintage Mantle Collection (Population: 1)

The other day I was glancing at an article about the 1964 Topps Giants set (a particular favorite of mine), and the article mentioned how many HOFers there are in the set. 269 more words

Baseball Cards

Game 72: MIN vs. NYY -- Remembering The Mick with pitching & a bobblehead

TGIF… especially with the Twins being in town right now and the Yankees just aching to prove they’re as good as they seem on paper. Not that I’m complaining. 703 more words