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The skipper

We’re getting the First Pitch blog up and running two weeks into the baseball season. I’ve had the idea for a while, but today – just about an hour ago – I decided “what the heck; let’s go for it.” So, here we go, without any spring training, without any warm-up pitches, let’s fire the first real post. 148 more words


You’ve all heard of the name Nevaeh, yes? It’s “heaven” backwards, and the Baby Name Wizard calls it “the most divisive name in the country” or something similar (my BNW book is upstairs … as is the sleeping baby … so I’m just going with what I think I remember) — people either love it or looooathe it. 407 more words

Catholic Baby Names

Team Jarrin takes over Spanish radio broadcasts

By Jon Weisman

For the first time, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin and his son Jorge will form the broadcast team for the Dodgers’ Spanish radio broadcasts on KTNQ 1020 AM. 149 more words

Vin Scully

Good-bye, Mr. Sunshine

Ernie Banks is gone. He was the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs, and has forever since been “Mr. Cub.”

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Trading with a Fly

I am finally getting around to posting about the many trade packages that arrived during the holidays.  Again, I apologize to those of you that sent these amazing cards to me; perhaps someday in the near future you can forget to post about cards I send to you. 353 more words

Red Sox

Chavez Ravining Trade

Today, we have the second of the trades from the tale end of 2014, this a much smaller swap with Chavez Ravining.  USPS ate my tracking code, but he assured me the cards I sent arrived.   126 more words

Sports Cards

Players Who Didn't Make my Baseball Bloggers Alliance Hall of Fame Ballot

If you’d like to see who I did vote for, click here.

Just as a reminder, the BBA used a binary ballot, meaning there was no limit to how many players you could vote for. 1,906 more words