It Ain’t Over…

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra, 1925-2015 – – – – – Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way. I ain’t no Yankee fan, but...

It Ain’t Over…

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra, 1925-2015 – – – – – Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way. I ain’t no Yankee fan, but...

A Baseball Purist Faces Facts…

Winter is officially over. Baseballs are being tossed around in the Sonoran desert. I know because I sat in the sun this week and took in...

A Baseball Purist Faces Facts…

Winter is officially over. Baseballs are being tossed around in the Sonoran desert. I know because I sat in the sun this week and took in...

Let’s Play Two

Oh the irony. It just ain’t fair. As the paralyzing cold of January gives way to the anticipation of warm sun and pitchers and catchers...

Let’s Play Two

Oh the irony. It just ain’t fair. As the paralyzing cold of January gives way to the anticipation of warm sun and pitchers and catchers...

The Value of Team

Loyal readers know that I am a long-time fan of the San Francisco Giants. I’m hard pressed to identify why precisely I have been There...

The Value of Team

Loyal readers know that I am a long-time fan of the San Francisco Giants. I’m hard pressed to identify why precisely I have been There...

Boise and Baseball

The Rockies seem like a more natural fit, geography included. A new, more engaged ownership group also seems to be a positive sign. The...

Boise and Baseball

The Rockies seem like a more natural fit, geography included. A new, more engaged ownership group also seems to be a positive sign. The...

The Great Gwynn

He certainly didn’t look like much of a ballplayer. He lacked the classic physique of a DiMaggio or an Aaron, but with a bat in his hands...

The Great Gwynn

He certainly didn’t look like much of a ballplayer. He lacked the classic physique of a DiMaggio or an Aaron, but with a bat in his hands...

Ethical Standards

I hope, and believe, that the late, great former Commissioner of Baseball smiles in a peaceful place where everyone is surrounded by...

The Last Hero

He still has – and likely will for a long time have – the legitimate record for most home runs in a career. An astounding 755 and he...

The Doper at Third

This is really all you need to know about Alex Rodriguez and his creams and shots and lozenges: Major League baseball accepted the word...

So Long to The Stick

The 49ers football team will play the last game at The Stick tonight and one more old ballpark will go the way of the wrecking ball. Most...

Pleasures of the Ear

For baseball fans who have been glued to the tube during this remarkably engaging World Series, I should mention that Castiglione is one...

Jim Crow’s Playmates

By all accounts Mr. Rickey, as everyone called him, wasn’t much of a ballplayer himself. He only played in the majors for four seasons,...

Baseball on Film

Another reason I hope 42 is worthy of becoming a classic is that there are relatively few really good movies about baseball. I think I’ve...

Savor the Spring

The fellow with the unique hat – it was a Cubs game so there were more than a few crazy hats – was selling suds and peanuts last Saturday...