Category: Baseball nostalgia

Forever a Cub

Forever a Cub
Looking back, it is hard to believe how long it has been since I put pen to paper (or in this case words on a screen) and written something for the blog. Between getting married, the passing of my mother, the birth of my daughter and the pandemic, life these last three years has taken... Read more »

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment
I assume by now you’ve seen this: The #Cubs today acquired minor league RHP Alexander Vizcaíno and minor league OF Kevin Alcántara from the Yankees for 1B Anthony Rizzo and a cash consideration. pic.twitter.com/R4FfgNDeTY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 30, 2021 I also assume that like most of us, you’re not taking this very well. Anthony... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »