Tag Archives: baseball

I am too angry for words. Wherein Fr. Z… grrrrrr

I am so angry I could spit.
There are already so many problems with modern baseball… now this.
Is the Novus Ordo age of baseball upon us?
From Hot Air:
Another bad idea from MLB: Intentional walks will now be automatic
Is there no non-problem Commissioner Rob … Continue reading

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Mike Piazza – Baseball Hall of Fame Speech: “…the greatest gift a mother could give a child, the gift of my Catholic Faith.”

Famed-catholic Mike Piazza (AVG .308 HR427 RBI1335 OB% .377 Total Bases 3768 Slugging % .545) was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame today.
During his understandably emotional speech he thanked his mother for…
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Card. Dolan: “Where’s the Catholic Sandy Koufax?”

Because it is Spring (or close enough) and because in Spring all right-thinking souls turn their thoughts and hopes once again to that summa of sports, baseball, and because the Old English origin of the word “Lent”, lencten, means “Spring”, and … Continue reading

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SUPER COOL: Baseball player who was a spy in WWII

Do you have a friend or loved one who is a baseball fan?  A student of WWII?
This book would make a great gift.
A reader alerted me to this via email… one of the coolest things I have seen for a long time.
From goodreads:

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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.
UPDATE:
Full moon rising!

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

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Steeee-RIKE!

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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