Something missing from this calendar? (The top part is the real calendar, the bottom is my parody of what could be on the back of the calendar) Hopefully the players featured on the 2014 Chicago Cubs calendar will fare better than the 2013 calendar. All four Chicago Cub players on the cover of the 2013 […]
Joe Girardi and Yoda totally have to be brothers or cousins. It’ll be fun to see how much more Girardi will look like Yoda as he gets older. Both even have quotes about teaching. “I love to teach. You want to see people making progress.” —Joe Girardi “Always pass on what you have learned.” —Yoda […]
Who will win the Home Run Derby for 2013? Here’s my predictions: Prince Fielder, Tigers: He’s won it twice before. He’ll win it again for the third time to join Ken Griffey Jr as the only players to win the home run derby three times. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: Every year it seems there’s someone who […]
Where is the 1989 National League Rookie of the Year? Jerome Walton is the high school baseball coach for Westlake High School in Cascade, Georgia and Instructor at Home Plate in Peachtree City, Georgia (per one of my favorite baseball blogs, 30-year-old cardboard) Jerome Walton also opened up a baseball center in his hometown of Newnan, […]
Do a google search for Ryne Sandberg mustache and you’ll see that the top two spots are taken by Erik Maldre and his twin brother Matt Maldre. I’m so proud that my brother and rank number one and two. It’s like winning the Olympic gold and silver. Erik’s #1-ranked post is at Ryne Sandberg mustache. […]
The $2-million third baseman for the Cubs is a real wildcard on twitter. This year he got demoted from the major league club to Triple-A Iowa. People questioned his dedication to the game, because while he was in Iowa, he took three days to report to the minor league club. It was all a mystery […]
I love homerun photos of the crowd. This photo by the Chicago Tribune features a near homerun. Look at that one fan totally reaching out. The ball is a mere inches from the net.
ESPN asks, “How big of an impact will George Brett have on the Royals as their new hitting coach?” My answer: Pine tar. George Brett will have the Royals hitters using lots of pine tar. I’m sorry George Brett. I know your legacy is larger than pine tar. But it’s too tempting to not pass […]
I’m going to start a collection of videos of Hall of Fame players’ reactions to me yelling at them from the upper deck. We already have one in the collection, Andre Dawson.
This is pretty exciting as a Cubs fan. By dumb luck, I was able to see Ryne Sandberg’s last game as a Cub in 1997. By the same random measure, I will see his first return in uniform to Wrigley Field since then! I just learned he’s third base coach for the Phillies. My brother […]
When you think of a baseball family, who do you think of first? The Griffeys or the Ripkens? I quite frankly never think of the Ripken family. Griffey Jr and Sr. always come to mind first, because they were the first father and son to play on the same team as teammates. They even hit […]
Go ahead to translate.google.com and type in: Ichiro is a Hall of Famer and translate it to Japanese. You will get: イチローは殿堂入りです Now take that Japanese and translate it back into English. Look how it translates: Those Japanese feel strongly about Ichiro! You are spellbound. I know.
The original mockup by the Ricketts makes the outfield advertising look all nice and pretty. The Jumbotron has nice green ads to match the nice green Jumbotron, which matches the original scoreboard. But these are just mockup ads to hide how loud the real advertising will be. My brother took the Ricketts’ mockup and put […]
When looking at people’s picks in a Beat the Streak group, it would be fantastic if you could click on the player’s name to pull up their game log.
I post so much interesting stuff in the comments on my Beat the Streak blog post, that I thought it would be fun to make a whole site dedicated to MLB.com’s beat the streak. On this site I’ll be posting Tips on Beat the Streak Fun things to do with Beat the Streak and your […]