The Youth in Chicago

Cub fans have to be smiling. Not only are they getting a new and improved Wrigley Field but they are also watching youngsters that come from within their system improve their offense and defense and make them a team to watch.  Starting with Kris Bryant who debuted last Friday...
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This Weekend’s Recap

Lots to discuss this morning. The Mets have won 8 in a row but lost 2 more players to injury on Sunday. The World Series Champs have lost 9 of their last 11 and are sitting in the cellar in the NL West at 3 and 10. Now for...
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Friday Stats

As we head into the weekend I wanted to take a look at this year’s stats so far to see who’s leading the pack.  Enjoy your weekend and enjoy some baseball. Hitting- Adrian Gonzalez leads all MLB players with a .528 avg, .595 obp with 9 games played. Pitching-...
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#42

Yesterday was Jackie Robinson day in Major League Baseball. All the players wore the number 42 in honor of Robinson. Here’s a little background (courtesy of Wikipedia) on Robinson for those of you that wanted to know why MLB has a Jackie Robinson day. Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (January...
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Home Run List

I am under the weather this morning and didn’t get to watch any baseball last night. I’m taking the easy way out and going with stats this morning. Since Pujols is now number 18 on the list with 522 home runs I thought it would be great to see...
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The World Series Champs Home Opener

Yesterday the reigning World Series Champions had their Opening Day at home in San Francisco. They got to raise their World Series flag which was brought out by their Ace Madison Bumgarner on horseback. Lots of fanfare and celebrations for last years team and last years moments. This year...
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Weekend Recap

There have been several extra inning games the last few days. The Yankees lost to the Red Sox in 19 on Friday night. Extra innings reminds me of a fantastic book that I would recommend to anybody. It’s called The Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry. It is...
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Late Night at the Ballpark

I am getting to my blog late tonight. It’s 9:12pm here and yet New York and Boston are still playing. Not many left in the New York stands in the bottom of 14. It’s 12:12am there now. Bob Costas is talking about how they are probably scratching BP before...
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Home Runs Home Runs Home Runs

Last night Albert Pujols hit his 521st home run in Seattle against the Mariners in the 1st. Pujols is now tied for 18th on the all time home run list with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas. It was a 2 run shot that reached the second deck...
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Bunt This

I was thinking this morning about bunting. The red, white, and blue stuff that’s hung off the ballpark. Not squaring around to put the bat on the ball. I know that ballparks put it out for Opening Day, the All Star Game and the playoffs. Bunting is used when...
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