Nosebleed section

Gotta beware of those ushers.

In the Bleachers

Ben Zaehringer


Check your fly

I wish I had thought to try this when I was playing.

Ben Zaehringer


Schroeder can play

Perhaps Schroeder should consider playing a different position. Catching can be murder on the fingers.

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WatchMojo’s Top 10 Dumbest Baseball Mistakes

Here’s an amusing Top 10 video posted by WatchMojo a few days ago. To be fair to the players featured, we all make stupid mistakes sometimes, and these individuals were just unfortunate enough to have them featured in front of a huge audience — and now replayed for anyone who missed them the first time around. Nevertheless, some (if not all) of the incidents highlighted here will leave with a nostalgic smile on your lips while you scratch your head.

Ironically, this video about mistakes also includes a mistake of its own. The 1998 ALCS was played between the Yankees and the Indians, not the Yankees and the Braves.


Alexa, tell me a baseball joke

If you happen to have an Amazon device that has the AI app Alexa on it, then you know that you can ask Alexa all kinds of questions, from the latest news and the weather forecast to random facts and even corny jokes. It turns out, Alexa also features a collection of baseball jokes. Just say, “Alexa, tell me a baseball joke.” Many are quite cheesy, as expected, but Alexa also manages to throw some zingers, too.

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Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Answer: He got traded from the Yankees to the Mets.

Q: What do you call a baseball player who chews sunflower seeds?
A: The designated spitter.

Q: What do baseball fans in Washington DC do for fun?
A: They go to Baltimore Orioles games.

Q: What do baseball players say when they hit the showers?
A: Lather up!

A recent study claims watching sports can improve your health. Unless you are a fan of the Houston Astros.

Q: What’s the best way to hold a bat?
A: By its wings. But you really shouldn’t hold a bat.

Q: Which baseball player has the shortest commute?
A: The catcher. He only works from home.

Q: What do you call a haunted baseball park?
A: Field of Screams.

Q: Why did the baseball player put a poster of The Simpsons on his front door?
A: Because he wanted to knock a Homer.

Q: What did the softball say to the baseball?
A: Do you even lift, bruh?


We’re not going to lose

Considering nobody knows when the first game of this MLB season is going to be played, it kind of feels like everyone has already lost in 2022.

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Charles Schulz


Quote of the day

So relax! Let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, okay? Fun, goddammit.

~Bull Durham

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a movie musical released in 1949, starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. Sinatra plays Dennis “Denny” Ryan, while Kelly plays Eddie O’Brien, and the two play second base and shortstop respectively for the Chicago Wolves. Denny and Eddie are also vaudevillians, performing on stage during the off season and breaking out into song at intervals throughout the film.

The movie opens with Denny and Eddie performing Jack Norworth’s “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on stage, and immediately upon the end of the performance, they have to quickly hop a train to head to spring training. Upon their arrival, they learn that the team has a new owner: K.C. Higgins. The Wolves are stunned to discover that “K.C.” stands for Katherine Catherine, and their new owner is a woman.

Katherine, it turns out, knows her baseball, and it doesn’t take long for Denny and Eddie to both fall in love with her. Meanwhile, Wolves fan Shirley Delwyn develops a crush on Denny, and she is relentless in her pursuit of his affections. Shirley invites the entire Wolves team to a clambake, and at the party, Eddie’s dancing and singing draws the attention of Joe Lorgan, a gambler.

Lorgan offers Eddie a job performing nights at a new cafĂ© he is opening up, which Eddie accepts against his better judgment. Due to the lack of sleep from sneaking out nights, Eddie’s performance on the diamond suffers, and the Wolves’ chances at winning the pennant start looking bleak. Realizing he’s affecting the team as a whole, Eddie tells Lorgan that he’s quitting the nighttime gig.

Meanwhile, having no knowledge of Eddie’s late-night activities, Katherine believes his issues on the field stem from a lack of fun. In an effort to get the team back on track, Katherine offers to date Eddie. When Lorgan shows up to confront Eddie and finds him with Katherine, he reveals to her that Eddie had been singing and dancing nights with a team of girls. Katherine benches Eddie, and Eddie realizes that Lorgan was deliberately trying to make the Wolves lose so that he could win a bet he had placed against the team.

While I don’t want to give away the ending to any future viewers, after a series of events involving a bean ball and a couple of fake doctors, things work out in the end for the Wolves and for our two heroes.

As for me, I found this movie highly entertaining. Comedy and energy permeate the plot, and the tunes have a way of sticking with you even after the movie is over. It’s lighthearted and fun and a worthwhile way to spend 90 minutes of your day.


Airplane noises

I’m curious what noises this umpire would make when signaling an out.

Dave Coverly


Funyuns

Team snacks can be an important factor when choosing a baseball team.

Funyuns - Mike du Jour - Mike Lester