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Headed Home?

As a friend of mine wisely suggested, “Sounds like it’s time to move the Dodgers back to Brooklyn.”  I wonder what would be the fan defect rate from the Mets.  Geez, what a mess out in LA.

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The Truth: Yankees and the 80s

The frequent Yankee fan complaint about the drought of the 1980s is about as regular as the tides.  I recently heard that the Yankees actually fared quite well in the 80s, even though they didn’t win a World Series.  By … Continue reading

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Tim Thomas

First off, congrats to Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup, the first for the Bruins since 1972.  The big four Boston teams certainly have been on a roll the past decade, with each capturing a … Continue reading

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Meet Mr. Smith

I had a random thought today…what is the most common name in MLB?  Not surname, full name.  Not just today, of all time.  After a bit of research it appears that the most common full name of all time in … Continue reading

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Sam “Mayday” Malone’s Jersey Number

In my latest bout of insomnia, I happened upon an episode of Cheers that featured Sam “Mayday” Malone heading to Yankee Stadium to pitch to an old nemesis on his day of honor.  Ted Danson portrayed the relief pitcher turned … Continue reading

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Gorker

gorker – A term used by Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver for a cheap hit.  “In the ninth, Tippy Martinez…gave up two cheap singles.  ‘You hate to take a guy out after two gorkers,’ manager Earl Weaver said” (Washington Post, June … Continue reading

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Master Chucker

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