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1947: Jackie Robinson

From History.com:
Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the … Continue reading

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“Knock the cover off the ball!”

I was alerted to this by a Chicagoan friend, a long-suffering Cubs fan   It shows how statistics don’t tell the whole story. From NRO:
Not only did Garcia’s teammate, Jose Abreu, slug two home runs against the Indians on Thursday … Continue reading

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Murder mystery space time continuum ham baseball fire fighter movie

Last night I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in years. I had a couple of good actors and used plot devices that I am into.
The movie: Frequency (2000)
Starring: Denis Quaid and James Caviezel
Device:  Aurora Borealis and Ham Radio

Oh yes, … Continue reading

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It ain’t a day game, but HEY HEY!

By complete coincidence I think it is social media day here at The Friendly Confines!

Alas the EAMUS CATULI sign didn’t show up very well.
Full moon rising!

Cubs imploded, right on schedule.
Then off to Chinese on the South Side… the incredible Lao … Continue reading

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I just received this in my email and, almost against my will, it got me to smile:

The game God loves most.
And – just because – a really funny commercial.

I dunno.  One of the best commercials ehvvur?
(And it’s about el coche … Continue reading

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The Honus Wagner card from “Sweet Caporal Cigarettes”

Now that the season of the sport God loves best is underway again, we turn to the really important news.
From MLB comes this!
The ‘Holy Grail’ of baseball cards just sold for $2.1 million in an online auction
If you have a … Continue reading

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Stan the Man – R.I.P.

I learned just now that Stan “the Man” Musial died, at the age of 92.
Today it seems no one stays in one place anymore, as Joni might put it.  That holds true for baseball players and pastors of parishes.  But … Continue reading

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“He was going to be a major leaguer, absolutely”

The writing is a bit scrambled, but have a look at this story of a fellow who gave up a promising career in baseball (the sport God loves best) for a vocation with the Norbertines in Orange, California:
SILVERADO, Calif. – … Continue reading

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PERFECTO: 27 up – 27 down! 23rd Perfect Game in Major League Baseball!

From MLB:
All hail the King! Felix throws perfect game
By Greg Johns / MLB.com
SEATTLE — General manager Jack Zduriencik hushed the crowd of reporters on the elevator headed to the Mariners’ clubhouse after the game on Wednesday afternoon, held his cell … Continue reading

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“Bob, you’ve been traded to Diocese of Black Duck.”

I have watched Moneyball a couple times.
The movie offers grist for our mill.
In one scene Carlos Peña is curtly traded by the A’s to the Tigers because of internal team management (vision) conflicts.
Priests are mostly treated like indentured servants.  The … Continue reading

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