Keep the trademark up

Poor Charlie Brown.  You can’t say Lucy didn’t follow instructions.  This is definitely a good lesson in elaboration and clarity.

Peanuts trademark

Charles Schulz


Quote of the day

On my tombstone, just write “The sorest loser who ever lived.”

~Earl Weaver

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“Baseball Ballet,” Terry Cashman

I never thought of comparing baseball and ballet, but Terry Cashman makes the metaphor work with this song.  The tune is even a bit sing-songy to make it seem more like a dance.


Ten days

Only 10 days remaining until Opening Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’re so inclined to imbibe the green beer, please try not to overdo it.  Everyone be safe and have a great holiday!


Quote of the day

Baseball is the only thing besides the paper clip that hasn’t changed.

~Bill Veeck

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“MLB Begins,” by Robert Heemstra

This piece is a few years old, but I came across it this morning, and I would say the timing is still appropriate.  The weather might still be iffy in spots, but only five days remain until spring officially arrives!

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Preseason Baseball
two-thousand-sixteen
is now underway
oh what fun it is
watching baseball played

the grapefruit league
the cactus league
in Florida
Arizona

who’ll make team
and who won’t
get in shape

April
for real

play

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