Tag Archives: Sports

Christmas Gifts for Famous People

How is your Christmas shopping coming?  Almost finished?  What? Haven’t started yet?!  Oh, my goodness.  For myself, I’ve had trouble coming up with appropriate gifts for famous people who have almost everything already.  So, my list this year is more of  … Continue reading

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Is Baseball Over?

Is baseball over, finished until next year’s Opening Day activities?  Did the sport cease as soon as the World Series winning team finished spraying themselves with champagne?  Not in Tim Kurkjian’s (see below)opinion.  While ball games won’t be played, Mister … 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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Baseball Awards, 2018

This is the first of 2 articles to discuss baseball’s annual awards.  The MVPs and Rookies of the Year will be done today.  Next time, the Cy Young winners and best managers will be discussed. MVP, AL:  The race for … Continue reading

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The Third Place

Ray Oldenburg , a sociologist, is credited with establishing the concept of “a third place.” (see his words above)  His books have included “Celebrating The Third Place” and “The Great Good Place.”  The first two important places in a person’s … Continue reading

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Before Pitch Counts

In 2018, if a pitcher nears 100 pitches in a game, it’s almost certain he’s near the end of his workday. There were  some exceptions in 2017.  Corey Kluber and Ervin Santana had 5 complete games each.  (And 3 shutouts, … Continue reading

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