Monthly Archives: August 2010

Damon Happy in Detroit

If Johnny Damon decides to stay with the Tigers instead of rejoining the Boston Red Sox, the implications for this year and the next would be huge.  It could be the added boost that the Tigers need. Damon is a … Continue reading

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Bobby Thomson (October 25, 1923 – August 16, 2010)

Note the passing of Bobby Thomson, who made baseball history with the “shot heard around the world” when he hit a home run on October 3, 1951 against pitcher Ralph Branca to win the pennant for the Giants against the … Continue reading

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Rematch of the 98′ World Series

The Yankees and Padres are the respected leaders in the A.L. and N.L. Both teams have question marks, but assuming the chalk stays straight, should find themselves in the playoffs. What would a rematch of the 1998 World Series look … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“But over all, the position gets less respect. In the 1940s, Bill Veeck, who owned the Cleveland Indians, hired the baseball clown Max Patkin as a part-time first-base coach and between-innings entertainer.” – Schmidt, Michael S., and Andrew Keh. “Baseball’s … Continue reading

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Derek Jeter’s tying Babe Ruth’s record reminds me of a great Hal Newhouser story

Pitcher Hal Newhouser, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer during the Golden Age of Baseball, worked as a scout for the Houston Astros upon retirement.  Hal told me the story about how impressed he was following Derek Jeter, the budding baseball … Continue reading

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Pudge Hits 300th

Ivan Rodriguez hit his 300th homerun last night in the Nationals 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks. In doing so, he became 1 of 7 catchers to reach the 300 hr milestone. Of the list that includes Mike Piazza, Yogi Berra, … Continue reading

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