Category Archives: Baseball

Clear Skies in Cleveland

If not for that ill-fated rain delay, the Cleveland Indians are likely the World Series champs. Alas the showers did come that chilly night in October, washing away the momentum that nearly led to the greatest comeback in Fall Classic … Continue reading

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Favorite Franchise Rankings: Baseball

With the Major League baseball playoffs in full swing, I thought it a fine time to codify—and provide definitive order—to my favorite baseball teams. Some of this list (the crème de la crème and its lowest dredges) was extremely easy … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

If I would have known the year I don’t pick the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series they do exactly that, I would likely be smart enough never to pick them again. Alas, I’m not. But before I … Continue reading

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Midsummer Dreaming

A position-by-position breakdown of my five—Willie Mays Hayes, Buck Weaver, Ray Kinsella, Adirondack Slugs, and Charlie Hustle—fantasy baseball rosters at the All-Star break: Catcher: Victor Martinez (3), Joe Mauer, Carlos Santana, Wilin Rosario, Jonathan Lucroy, Evan Gattis First Base: David … Continue reading

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Emptying the Notebook

For once there is no real theme to my latest blog entry. Just some fun—and perhaps poignant—things brought to you by the letter ‘I’ and the Internet. Wood Wonders Why . . . . . . the National Hockey League … Continue reading

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A Notable Harbinger

I knew San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey would win the National League Most Valuable Player award. What I cared more about was where Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun finished and—most crucially—if he was listed on all 32 ballots … Continue reading

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The Accused

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m a huge fan of Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers have always been my favorite baseball team. But even if I were not, the whole process that has played out over the past … Continue reading

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