Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame induction speech

As many of you already are aware, The Sandman, Mariano Rivera, was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame a couple weekends ago.  I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his Hall of Fame induction speech.  What a humble guy.


Quote of the day

It ain’t bragging if you can do it.

~Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean

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This day in baseball: Welch wins 300

Pitcher Mickey Welch of the New York Giants reached the 300-victory milestone on July 28, 1890, making him the third pitcher in baseball history to reach the mark.  Welch defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 that day, and would go on to record seven more victories before retiring from the game.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


Stalling for time

When the play is too close to call and you want a moment to think about it….

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Steve Moore


This day in baseball: Double triple steal

At Cleveland’s League Park on July 25, 1930, the Philadelphia Athletics pulled off a rare triple steal in the first inning of a game against the Indians, then proceeded to repeat the feat in the fourth inning.  The A’s pounded Cleveland 14-1 in that game.

1930 Philadelphia Athletics

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Quote of the day

I’m gaining weight the right way: I’m drinking beer.

~Johnny Damon

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Dad’s job

This one is really cute.  A little tip for all the baseball dads out there.

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This day in baseball: Double fest

On July 21, 1921, the Yankees and the Indians hit a collective total of 21 doubles, establishing an American League record.  Cleveland collected nine of the two-baggers, defeating New York 17-8 at League Park.

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6-year-old Coach Drake loses it after ejection

A friend of mine sent me this video by the Kalamazoo Growlers, and it had me laughing so hard that I just had to share the love.  There is, of course, a whole heap of social commentary to be made about how this video represents the sorts of examples we are setting for our kids.  In terms of pure entertainment, meanwhile, it does provide a couple minutes of comic relief.


Quote of the day

One percent of ballplayers are leaders of men. The other ninety-nine percent are followers of women.

~John McGraw

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