Posts in category "Baseball nostalgia"

MLB Looking to Stem the Tides of Tommy John

MLB Looking to Stem the Tides of Tommy John
Look at that picture of Chicago White Sox ace pitcher Chris Sale, and ask yourself if it’s natural to see an arm bend that way.  Now imagine having to do that 100+ times in an outing every week or so.  Think about the amount of crazy torque you have to put on that arm, the... Read more »

Baseball Thinking

Baseball Thinking
As a teacher I don’t have the time to keep up with news real time anymore, which is why I’m glad to be part of a huge blogosphere that includes NBC’s HardballTalk.  Today, for example, I learned that former Cubs player Ryan Theriot said something stupid.  Anno already talked about it over on our mother... Read more »

Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October

Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October
Let’s populate this post with tons of awesome highlights, because even though we didn’t see absolute chaos erupt, there was still a lot of great baseball being played. In the Cubs game, their last of 2014, Anthony Rizzo did this, and thus the Cubs avoided loss #90 and achieved more progress than most of us probably... Read more »
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Random observations as the NFL gets ready to overshadow MLB again

Random observations as the NFL gets ready to overshadow MLB again
There are still a number of compelling races in MLB with just two weeks left in the season.  For example, in Sunday night baseball, the Yankees had gone ahead in the top of the 9th in Baltimore on a Brian McCann homer (by the way, it’s interesting how he’s been worth only a win or... Read more »

Hanging out with Grandpa

Hanging out with Grandpa
Last month a couple of my friends, the boy and my father-in-law went to Wrigley Field.  It was my father-in-law’s first visit to Wrigley and he really enjoyed himself.  He got to spend a chunk of the game just hanging out with the boy while the big boys watched the game (a win, yay!) and... Read more »

Girls and Baseball

Girls and Baseball
My friend is visiting from Madison this week (we went to a Cubs game last weekend if you missed that) and we did a lot of baseball-related stuff.  I don’t usually get to air it out on throws because my son is only 9 and he doesn’t have the mechanics or arm strength to go... Read more »
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Rice sees Fenway Park

Rice sees Fenway Park
Before my friend got married on Saturday afternoon, my other friend and I, having already done our quick blitz through Cooperstown, decided to walk from our hotel to Fenway Park.  The hotel we were staying in was right next to MIT, and we had to cross the river in order to get to Fenway.  It... Read more »

Rice's Jaunt to Cooperstown

Rice's Jaunt to Cooperstown
It’s been a busy travel time for me as one of my best friends is getting married this Saturday.  We’ve known each other nearly two decades and it’s great to finally see him make the plunge.  In the meantime, on my way to the wedding festivities, I decided that it would be fun to go... Read more »

We all have a little Sung Woo Lee inside us

We all have a little Sung Woo Lee inside us
After you get past the whole #phrasing thing, you can understand what I mean.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, the biggest baseball story that I’ve been following isn’t about Javier Baez‘s callup or the Cubs getting Jacob Turner for next to nothing.  It’s actually not even remotely Cubs related,... Read more »
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Rice and the Spider

Rice and the Spider
I realized yesterday that I neglected, in my observations, to recognize how good Arismendy Alcantara looked in center field.  Arismendy was all over the place, making great catches and showing extraordinary range.  He’s got an arm but I think he needs to fix his throws a bit as they have a tendency to sail on... Read more »