Donnie had a gun

Donnie Moore interests me for several reasons. He’s known for just one thing, and I’ll get to that in a moment, but there are other things that I wanted to highlight before I get into this, a card from his final season in the major leagues. Donnie Moore was a Cub from the late 1970s,Continue reading “Donnie had a gun”

I don’t get it

It was all there for Doug DeCinces. On a Sunday afternoon back in October of 1986, he stood on the verge of becoming a hero. The Angels, his team, were ahead 3 games to 1 in the American League playoffs (there was only one round back then). They were playing in front of their fans,Continue reading “I don’t get it”

Re-learning the lesson of 1986

As exciting and incredible as this year’s World Series was, there was a lesson to be taken from it by anyone who was paying attention. In a nutshell, it’s that the game isn’t over until the final out is made. In football, you can take a knee to run out the clock. In basketball, youContinue reading “Re-learning the lesson of 1986”

The death of a ballplayer

Bob Forsch died today at the age of 61. It was shocking news, as it was just a week ago that he was at Game seven of the World Series, throwing out the first pitch and helping to inspire the Cardinals in the way that Stan Musial did earlier in the Series. Two weeks ago,Continue reading “The death of a ballplayer”