Posts tagged baseball
By Ryan Kalmoe aka SWOWannabe
I still remember sitting on my hideous fake brown leather couch watching Game 6 of the 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves. With the game tied and going into extra innings and the Twins’ championship hopes on the line, my father was more than willing to let a much younger me stay up well past my bed time to watch the end of the game. I was 6 at the time, and starting to doze off…but I managed to wake up for the bottom of the 11th inning. With a 2-1 count, More >
By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
As we embark upon the new season, I’d like to share what the 2012 season meant to me and my son.
On June 24, 1976, my dad changed my life when he took me to my very first baseball game. I remember the event well. We were in Houston on vacation and we went to the Astrodome to see the Houston Astros play the Los Angeles Dodgers. But it was not only the game that I enjoyed, but the entire experience. I remember staying at a hotel close to the Astrodome and thinking that the Dodgers More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
50 years. 8,019 games. To type those two numbers seems almost laughable, but there they are, in black and white. Tim Kurkjian and Jayson Stark of ESPN marvelled at the streak’s length. Gary Cohen and Howie Rose, the Mets’ play-by-play voices on television and radio, thought it would never happen. For a franchise known more for bad luck, boneheaded moves, and crushing disappointment, the fact that they were one of only two teams in Major League Baseball history never to throw a no-hitter seemed a surprise to no one. There was even a website dedicated to More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jelebert
Does Matt Kemp have a chance at the Triple Crown?
*NOTE: As of the time of writing this article, Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers had played 20 games. Kemp was leading the NL in batting average at .452, home runs with 10, and was second, by one, in RBI’s, with 23.
The Triple Crown. For baseball diehards, historians, and even casual fans of the game, it’s the pinnacle of individual offensive achievement in a single season. Leading your respective league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. Not since Carl Yazstremski in 1967 has More >
By Michael Reuben aka mreuben
Because it’s not one of the major companies, Tristar doesn’t get enough credit for its Obak sets. Far from the most attractive set, it does what amateur historians of sports want to see. While the major companies, Topps, Panini and Upper Deck, allow us to look to the present to see the best and the brightest of our day, Obak baseball offers us two views – to our distant and interesting past and to the bright potential of our future. Where else can you pull a pack that has both Josh Gibson and Mike Trout, back More >
By Phillip White aka Phill11ASU
It’s almost opening day and here’s this year’s first power rankings for Major League Baseball.
1. Anaheim Angels
The addition of Pujols makes this a very powerful team. They are deep in the outfield and have some great pitching. Their biggest concern heading into the 2012 season is the bullpen and the left side of their infield. Can Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo produce in this lineup?
2. Texas Rangers
After being a strike away from winning the World Series, twice, can the Rangers make it back? Will the addition of Yu Darvish pay off? The Rangers do have a More >