On fire this month

This post is the 57th that I’ve written for this blog in January of 2013. And there’s still a few days left in the month, so I feel like I’m chasing Babe Ruth or Roger Maris or whoever those steroid era guys were. I know their names, actually, but I’m just trying to throw aContinue reading “On fire this month”

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”

Say it ain’t so

Unlike a lot of people who pay attention to these things, I was supportive of Ryan Braun’s recent MVP award. Matt Kemp of the Dodgers had a better statistical season than Braun–only a fool would deny that–but the award isn’t really about that. What the award is about is up to the individual voter, andContinue reading “Say it ain’t so”

All we need is just a little patience

Yom Kippur begins at sundown tonight, and before the atoning begins I wanted to share a story about one of the Jewish players who has had a long and successful career in the big leagues. But, of course, there’s a personal angle to this tale, which you may or may not not be able toContinue reading “All we need is just a little patience”