More precisely, we have 28 days to go! Four weeks from today, baseball season will officially get underway.
After collapsing on January 11th following a workout, John Olerud underwent brain surgery for the removal of an aneurysm on February 27, 1989. Olerud, a left-handed first baseman at Washington State University, went on to be the Blue Jays’ third round pick in the June Amateur Draft.
I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, ‘Oh what a relief it is.’
~Andy Van Slyke
For me, growing up, it was baseball in the backyard, but this song does make me miss those games.
In spite of losing his arbitration case on February 23, 1986, third baseman Wade Boggs was still awarded $1.35 million, which was the highest amount ever awarded as a result of the process. The amount was a half million less than the $1.85 million Boggs was seeking from the Boston Red Sox.
Aha! So that was my problem. Man, as pricey as bats are, you’d think they’d engineer them better.
Baseball is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake.
~David James Duncan