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"Ya Gotta Believe"

There is a strange psychological phenomenon that takes place when the subconscious is in sync with one’s personal conscious beliefs.  We attract positive outcomes. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog about the Mets, Baseball is rife with life metaphors we can apply to our own aspirations. 306 more words


Banana Bread and George Theodore's Sweet Tooth

My grandmother, of Slovak origin, made certain foods I could barely pronounce, let alone digest.  Among these old-world favorites (at least in eastern Slovakia, near the Ukrainian border), were… 1,011 more words


Mark James / B. J. Thomas: "Hooked On A Feeling"

Tune du Jour: “Hooked On A Feeling” – B.J. Thomas
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Slugs vs. Trudbol
Peruse, Comment and Vote (I Beseech, Implore and Urge Thee, respectively) 461 more words
THE CLASH Of Cover Tunes

Cpl "Tug" McGraw US Marine Corps Reserves (1965-1971)

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Cpl “Tug” McGraw

US Marine Corps Reserves

(Served 1965-1971)

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Short Bio: Before he was known as Tim McGraw’s dad, “Tug” McGraw was known for his pitching for the “Amazing Mets” during the ’60s & 70’s. Ya Gotta Believe

Athletes Who Served

2015 Topps Heritage Cuta Autographs; Worst Ever

I don’t understand Topps and their designers.  You have the rights to the most iconic designs in sports card history.  Licenses to use any MLB trademarked logos and an army of dedicated fans of the set and what do you do to the cut autographs? 349 more words

Cut Autograph

Ya Get What Ya Get: Well-coiffed Men Named Basil And Other Athletes

During my COMC shopping spree late last year, I cast my net far and wide looking for unusual cards, and I think this one fits the bill. 586 more words

Baseball Cards

The Story Behind the 'Graph: Tug McGraw

I had the chance to meet Tug McGraw at a charity baseball game in Trenton, New Jersey in the early 2000s. His health was not at its best however his signature remains one of my favorites due to the smiley face at the tail end of it.