January 4, 2016. Day four of 2016. Another year. To quote Mel Allen, the NY Yankees’ baseball broadcaster: “How ‘bout that?” Great wit was Mel. Mel was never my favorite announcer, I must confess. 176 more words
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This is Red Barber speaking. Let me say hello to you all. – Red Barber: http://dlvr.it/Cs5DQS
For any number of reasons, baseball remains the one sport where comparisons between players of different generations can’t be dismissed out of hand.
Today’s baseball players are surely more physically gifted than those of the 1900’s, but since the game is basically being played now as it was then (save for the designated hitter), it’s still possible for a guy who hit and threw in the 20’s to be better than someone who hits and throws now. 656 more words
It’s time to resurrect this moribund blog. To be sure, I have been posting a little on my radio-show blog, Hillbilly at Harvard. Two posts on the musical life of fiddler (and mathematician-engineer) Tex Logan took a fair amount of time to research and compose, so if country music interests you, click on that link and scroll down. 1,099 more words