Bringing 62 back

When I was a kid, Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in a single season seemed like an unbreakable record. Even getting to 50 was nearly unheard of, and nobody even came close to 61 until the mid 1990s. But then Ken Griffey Jr. came close a couple of times, and Mark McGwire seemed to threatenContinue reading “Bringing 62 back”

Jeff Bagwell for the Hall of Fame

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (or BBA for short), I recently participated in their annual Hall of Fame voting process. I don’t have one of the writer’s votes for the election that determines who will actually be enshrined at Cooperstown, but like everyone who loves the game, I do have an opinion.Continue reading “Jeff Bagwell for the Hall of Fame”

An innovative design

I promised more about Jose Cardenal in an earlier post, and here it is. The Louisville Slugger factory and museum is quite an interesting place. For starters, there is a Walk of Fame type of sidewalk display on the streets surrounding it, where you can see home-plate shaped plaques with different players’ names on them.Continue reading “An innovative design”