September 13, 2014
Matt Wieters and cats
Who says cats and birds don’t get long?  The Orioles do a calendar every year to benefit a local animal shelter.  Very cool idea.  

Matt Wieters and cats

Who says cats and birds don’t get long?  The Orioles do a calendar every year to benefit a local animal shelter.  Very cool idea.  

September 7, 2014
Corky and Buddy
Catcher Corky Miller and Louisville Bats mascot Buddy Bat.
Looks like Buddy donned Corky-esque facial hair in honor of Corky Miller Day.
Corky is retiring, and the Bats retired his number - the first number they have ever retired.

Corky and Buddy

Catcher Corky Miller and Louisville Bats mascot Buddy Bat.

Looks like Buddy donned Corky-esque facial hair in honor of Corky Miller Day.

Corky is retiring, and the Bats retired his number - the first number they have ever retired.

August 25, 2014
Are you ready for some football?
Apparently, the Colorado Rockies are.
From the Rockies Twitter feed.

Are you ready for some football?

Apparently, the Colorado Rockies are.

From the Rockies Twitter feed.

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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