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Pitchers and Catchers Report

Pitchers and catchers are reporting to their respective teams.  Spring Training is beginning.  Baseball has returned. This is also the time of year when baseball magazines, full of pre-season predictions, make themselves available.  I got mine at CVS.  Reading through … Continue reading

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The Hammer of God

Nicknames have always been part of baseball.  Some of the better known and the players they refer to are:  “The Sultan of Swat” (Babe Ruth); “The Splendid Splinter” (a young, thin Ted Williams); “The Say Hey Kid” (Willie Mays); “The … Continue reading

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TCM in February**

    Turner Classic Movies helps you focus on the coming Oscars with its month long festival of films shown on its TV channel.  Every night from  February 1 to March 3, it will show films for your enjoyment by … Continue reading

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Baseball’s All-Time Nice Guy Team

Not all great baseball players have the fan-friendly attitude of Ty Cobb or Ted Williams. There have been players of great skill who could genuinely be described as “nice guys.”   Here is a line-up of such individuals. Pitcher: Christy Mathewson.  Playing … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, 2018

Many famous people died in 2018.  Among them were: Roger Bannister, Anthony Bourdain, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Roy Clark, Vic Damone, Aretha Franklin, Billy Graham, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, John McCain, Burt Reynolds, Philip Roth, Neil Simon, Tom … Continue reading

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Last of the Whiz Kids

1950 was the first year I followed The Philadelphia Phillies, daily, in the morning and afternoon newspapers.  (Remember them?)  Baseball fans got their money’s worth that year.  The Phils won their 2ndpennant in 68 years. How did they do it? 14 … Continue reading

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Baseball Awards, 2018, Part 2

This is the second of 2 articles to discuss baseball’s annual awards.  The Cy Young winners and best managers will be done today.  The MVPs and Rookies of the year were done last time. Cy Young, AL:  A few pitchers … Continue reading

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