“I don’t think baseball belongs to anyone or any one group of people.” – Farhan Zaidi, MLB’s first Muslim American GM Across Major League Baseball, April 15th is known as Jackie Robinson day. Jackie Robinson is the only player to have his number (42) retired across all of baseball for every team. On every April […]
The Park Awakens Inside the park, dirt churning The sandy soil moistly warming The earth readying, fortifying Nurturing, gathering power Pushing up daffodils and lilies Deep inhale, the smells of spring Heat gathering as nature’s strength Returns to give life, permeates All through Jackie Robinson park The dogs following her vigor Gather scents feverishly, salivating […]
In fact, just like all our football boots had 4 stripes rather than the famous Adidas three, our train sets were some obscure Italian make called Lima rather than the better known Hornby while our clothes, bikes and regular Christmas presents were hand-me-downs from older siblings or relatives. Not that it mattered as we knew little else and no-one had anything better. There were no comparisons to be made, no other kids with richer parents who showered their offspring with designer gear. We were all in the same metaphorical boat, paddling the same way heading for the same destination; school, work, relationship, home, kids, retirement and death. With luck, along the way, we might earn enough money to buy a music centre or a fridge freezer. On the popular weekly ‘Quiz of the Week from Norwich’ Sale of the Century, Nicholas Parsons promised a vision of an opulent and affluent future revolving around the possession of a food blender or black and white portable TV set.
Class of: 1980 (BBWAA, 86.5%) Team: Dodgers Key Stats: 407 HR, 63.5 WAR, 139 wRC+ When the Dodgers moved out to Los Angeles before the 1958 season, the happiest Dodger may have been Duke Snider. Snider was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the area, so that made the move like a homecoming […]
“White (William Edward ), inicialista de la novena de Brown University, jugando como sustituto en la primera base del Providence, lo hizo muy bien, para un jugador amateur”, Chicago Tribune, junio 22, 1879, págin New York, New York, abril 21, 2019 – Muy poco se sabe de él. No se le considera un pionero, y […]
The BET Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air tonight, Easter Sunday, at 7/6c, after a nearly 15-year hiatus. Read on for more information on the time and channel.
The second busiest work season is over, the imminent bankruptcy of the New Jersey retirement system is being ignored, and my countywatchers blogs on democratic committee members being primarily government employees are writing themselves so it’s time for some light reading. Listening to Richard Neer this morning on my trip to Kushner for old-man basketball […]
Robinson Cano’s cleats and tweet for Jackie Robinson Day top my list of the Best of the Week: You inspired me to play the game that I love. You broke every barrier to pave the way for generations to come. Thank you Jackie. My name, my number. Honoring you today and every day. #Jackie42 #JackieRobinsonDay […]
For 18 years the New York Yankees have been playing Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. They have recently banned the song due to her singing some purported racially insensitive songs 80 years ago. The hockey team, Philadelphia Flyers, have done the same and even covered a statute of […]
By: Brian Evans There are moments in time when I shake my head and wonder just how some people could be so backward and blind to reality, so filled with contempt and hate, and so irrational! Since President Trump has taken office, those lunatics have come out of the woodwork on the left, as they […]
I was talking to a friend of mine who has…
CEDAR FALLS – Near the Missouri Valley Conference track, the softball team of the University of Northern Iowa seems to have an ace up its sleeve. The former Waterloo West champion, Jaclyn Spencer, sustained Friday's victory over Bradley with his impressive control of his shots, leading to a 4-1 Saturday afternoon victory in the weekend's […]
Usually, it’s the fans who hit the panic button first. Or it’s the media who begin speculation that things are so bad for a team it’s time to start trading people. But in Boston, well, there’s an intensity in Boston that few other baseball franchises have. It’s so intense, it was a player who warned […]
There are bad guys, then there are very bad guys….
A few days after baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson, here’s a look at the White Sox and Jackie’s No. 42: *18 players wore 42 for the Sox from 1941 until it was retired to honor Jackie in 1997 *Ron Kittle wore the number the longest for the Sox (eight seasons) *Hall of Fame manager Al Lopez, […]