July 10, 2014
The Willard Suitcases
The Willard suitcases were found, forgotten, in the attic of a closed psychiatric hospital in upstate New York.
This suitcase, belonging to “Mary R,” held newspaper clippings, fine needlework…and a souvenir baseball bat engraved Syracuse Chiefs, Syracuse, NY.
The Willard Asylum was in the Finger Lakes region - not far from Syracuse.  The Chiefs still exist. They are now the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

The Willard Suitcases

The Willard suitcases were found, forgotten, in the attic of a closed psychiatric hospital in upstate New York.

This suitcase, belonging to “Mary R,” held newspaper clippings, fine needlework…and a souvenir baseball bat engraved Syracuse Chiefs, Syracuse, NY.

The Willard Asylum was in the Finger Lakes region - not far from Syracuse.  The Chiefs still exist. They are now the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

June 8, 2014
Batting Bigfoot?
Finding Bigfoot was in Kentucky tonight.  They stopped by the Louisville Slugger Museum (pictured above) to get some new baseball bats.  They use them to bang on trees, as a sort of bigfoot call.
They claim there are a lot of bigfoot sightings around Louisville.  No word on whether they are misidentifications of Corky Miller.

Batting Bigfoot?

Finding Bigfoot was in Kentucky tonight.  They stopped by the Louisville Slugger Museum (pictured above) to get some new baseball bats.  They use them to bang on trees, as a sort of bigfoot call.

They claim there are a lot of bigfoot sightings around Louisville.  No word on whether they are misidentifications of Corky Miller.

June 8, 2014
Walk like an Egyptian?
The Memphis Redbirds wore these Egypt-themed jerseys yesterday, in honor of Memphis, Egypt.  It was to celebrate 15 years in AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
The hieroglyphs actually spell out “Memphis,” and Redbird mascot is depicted in Egyptian style.
The Redbirds are the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Walk like an Egyptian?

The Memphis Redbirds wore these Egypt-themed jerseys yesterday, in honor of Memphis, Egypt.  It was to celebrate 15 years in AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

The hieroglyphs actually spell out “Memphis,” and Redbird mascot is depicted in Egyptian style.

The Redbirds are the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

May 24, 2014
Tara Throws Out the First Pitch
Tara, the cat who rescued her young owner from an attacking dog, threw out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game.  Sort of.  She had some help.  :-)

Tara Throws Out the First Pitch

Tara, the cat who rescued her young owner from an attacking dog, threw out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game.  Sort of.  She had some help.  :-)

May 21, 2014
Not the Winner
The season finale of Survivor is airing now.
David Sampson, president of the Miami Marlins, was one of the contestants this time.  He did not win, though.  In fact, he was the first one voted out.

Not the Winner

The season finale of Survivor is airing now.

David Sampson, president of the Miami Marlins, was one of the contestants this time.  He did not win, though.  In fact, he was the first one voted out.

May 19, 2014
Stephen Strasburg is at top left and Mike Leake is top center (fourth from left).  Thomas Neal (top, second from left) and Brett Bochy (bottom left) are also in the photo.
Former teammates face each other tonight
Stephen Strasburg and Mike Leake are the starting pitchers tonight, when the Reds and Nationals square off.
Leake and Strasburg were teammates on a youth team.  Leake was Strasburg’s catcher, and remembers him as a fat kid who cried a lot.  Apparently, he’s matured a lot since.  :-)

Stephen Strasburg is at top left and Mike Leake is top center (fourth from left).  Thomas Neal (top, second from left) and Brett Bochy (bottom left) are also in the photo.

Former teammates face each other tonight

Stephen Strasburg and Mike Leake are the starting pitchers tonight, when the Reds and Nationals square off.

Leake and Strasburg were teammates on a youth team.  Leake was Strasburg’s catcher, and remembers him as a fat kid who cried a lot.  Apparently, he’s matured a lot since.  :-)

May 18, 2014
Before the Majors, Expect Brutality

Dirk Hayhurst writes about the poor pay of minor leaguers.

Man, given the amount of money MLB makes, it seems grossly unfair that minor leaguers get paid less than burger flippers at McDonald’s.  

They should get at least minimum wage.  Some minor leaguers are actually suing

It might even be to baseball’s benefit to treat minor leaguers better.  These guys are literally kids.  In the lower levels at least, they’re still growing. Given what we know about the importance of nutrition, they shouldn’t be scrounging for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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May 17, 2014
(KBAK/KBFX photo)
Caturday, in the (ball) park…
Actually, it will be Tuesday, but we all know every day is Caturday!
Tara, the hero cat who rescued her young owner from an attacking dog, will throw out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game.  (Bakersfield is a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.)
Well, she probably won’t do the actual throwing herself, but she’ll be there.

(KBAK/KBFX photo)

Caturday, in the (ball) park…

Actually, it will be Tuesday, but we all know every day is Caturday!

Tara, the hero cat who rescued her young owner from an attacking dog, will throw out the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game.  (Bakersfield is a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.)

Well, she probably won’t do the actual throwing herself, but she’ll be there.

December 7, 2013
Andy Phillips
Dec. 3, 2007 - Former Yankees first baseman Andy Phillips at a charity event on behalf of the Yankees.  Ironically, he was non-tendered that same day.
Many players got similar unwelcome news this week, as the non-tender deadline was Monday
Andy is now a baseball coach for his alma mater, Alabama.

Andy Phillips

Dec. 3, 2007 - Former Yankees first baseman Andy Phillips at a charity event on behalf of the Yankees.  Ironically, he was non-tendered that same day.

Many players got similar unwelcome news this week, as the non-tender deadline was Monday

Andy is now a baseball coach for his alma mater, Alabama.

December 1, 2013
Is it spring yet?
yankees:

Another holiday to count down to: PIC

Is it spring yet?

yankees:

Another holiday to count down to: PIC

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