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...in advance), I was disappointed to see so many patrons in the audience very underdressed. I only spotted a few older gentlemen in suits and their wives in dresses; well over half of the audience was in casual clothing. I was even more shocked to see one particular man in a sweatshirt and a baseball cap! Although I am of the late 20th century generation, I still truly believe in dressing appropriately for the theatre and other occasions; something that New Yorkers in the 21st century seem to overlook nowadays.
As I peered onto the stage, I saw the most lovely, perfectly polished... (more)
...soon.I see you like writing about sports - when did that start? What is the favorite story you ever wrote about on this topic.
I have been a sportswriter during different times in my career. I write high school sports currently for a paper called Section Sports. I also have a baseball history web site called www.thisgreatgame.com. I am a baseball historian and I’ve interviewed approximately 40 retired former major league players. I love hearing their stories. I also have a sports blog called www.sportsonthestreet.blogspot.com. The best story I’ve done on... (more)
Here are my NL picks. Special thanks again to Eric Gouldsberry and all of the folks at www.thisgreatgame.com.
After pulling one of the worst choke jobs in the history of baseball (’51 Brooklyn Dodgers, anyone?) the New York Mets are better for one reason: Johan Santana. It was a major move getting the all-star pitcher and the dividends should be immediate. If he wins 15 games, it will be a disappointment, let’s put it that way. There are still several question marks on this team, however. One is age. Moises Alou, Luis Castillo and Carlos Delgado aren’t... (more)
It was just last season that the world held witness to one baseball’s greatest, yet most controversial feats, as Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit home run 756 to break Hank Aaron’s all time record of 755. Today Barry Bond’s, who was once revered as a symbol of greatness for the Giants Franchise, now is represented around the stadium no more. AT&T Park, which at one point proudly presented itself as the home of the new home run king, by placing banners praising Bond’s chase for the record on the field wall and throughout the stadium, has recently... (more)
...Scott Rolen, a brooding, oft-injured presence who replaces Glaus. The Jays have the makings of a balanced, scrappy unit that could overachieve, but that’s asking a lot in the powerful AL.
Now here’s three words you never thought you’d read together in relation to baseball: Watch Tampa Bay. I see you chuckling, but don’t laugh. It’s very possible that the team which has taken the “Devil” out of its name will give opponents a devil of a time like never before. The Rays have two quality starters (Scott Kazmir and James Shield) and possibly... (more)
...Friday, wore number 60 and led off for the Yanks as the designated hitter. “I’m the D.H. — designated Hebrew,” Crystal said. “It doesn’t matter. I’m so jazzed. It’s the greatest thrill ever.”
Crystal, who was his high schools baseball captain, batted .348 as a senior in Long Beach, Long Island.
"I'm really relaxed, I really am," Crystal said after taking pregame infield practice. "That's until I see the 6-foot-2, 230-pound guy who's going to throw who's never been to a Seder."
He walked up and took... (more)
...and put him in office tomorrow if we had the technology – there will never be another president as great as him (I bet that will stir up some comments, woo hoo!). But I’m certainly not a religious man, and think the “700 Club” should be something having to do with baseball and home runs. I’m not a part of the “religious right” in any way, and find them mostly abhorrent and stupid. No, I’m what I like to call a “fiscal Republican” although they have lots of other nifty names for us: Neo-Conservatives, Moderate... (more)
I am an avid sports fan, and while baseball is a sport I am just forced to deal with in my searches for offseason football tidbits, I have always held a great deal of respect for the game's history and a few of its marquee players.Roger Clemens, as a result of his overzealous attempt at defending his name, was made a fool of by Congress and compulsive liar Ryan McNamee. I don't think human growth hormone or steroids made Roger Clemens the first ballot hall of famer he should be. I felt uncomfortable watching this hero of sorts squirm in his chair for nearly five hours while being cross-examined... (more)
I think this story is hilarious. This kid had everybody believing he was being recruited by top football schools. It was a little lie that got bigger and bigger and finally spiraled out of control.
I have experienced some of these situations with my baseball interviews. I am a member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and interview retired major league baseball players as part of my affiliation with this organization. I also post the interviews here on Broo and on my baseball web site, www.thisgreatgame.com.
Many times, guys will tell me that they played... (more)
...next weekend, ready to drown your sorrows with that tenth light beer, fret not! The storm is fading, the sky is clearing. Above, the distant hum of Providence is sounding. No, not the one in Rhode Island. Okay. Let me start that one again. So, where were we? Right. The storm was fading. The sky was clearing. You were fretting not. Above, the grim reaper and his scythe of justice loom aloft, peering down on New England’s pallid winter, eager to exact the will of the righteous! Okay. Maybe that was a little silly. Whatever. When does baseball season start?(more)